Authorities in Cameroon say at least 11 people are dead after
clashes between the Cameroonian army and a group of armed attackers.
defense minister, Remy Ze Meka, said Thursday that unidentified gunmen
had attacked a military camp in the Bakassi peninsula.
minister said Cameroonian troops shot and killed 10 of the attackers.
He said at least one soldier also died of wounds sustained in the
Cameroon and Nigeria have long disputed ownership of the
Bakassi peninsula. Under a World Court ruling, Nigeria has already
handed over most of the peninsula to Cameroon and is set to transfer
control of the remaining area later this year.
A Nigerian rebel
group, the Niger Delta Defence and Security Council, has claimed
responsibility for previous attacks in the Bakassi region. The group
strongly opposes Nigeria's plans to hand over the peninsula to Cameroon.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.