Friday, June 1, 2018

Cameroon - Security: Cameroon extends trench in the Far North regions to prevent armed militants


In the bid to avoid armed militants, especially ones from the Nigerian group known as Boko Haram from invading Cameroon, the Cameroonian Defence Forces extended trench along the country’s border with Nigeria.

This trench extension is more than 4m wide and 3m deep, the work began in October 2016, when an experimental 20 km long section was dug between Guiwess and Tilde.

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The trench is dug by the new BIR engineering unit that has been equipped with excavators, and are also tasked with repairing damage caused by rain during wet season.

Troops from the Cameroonian army battalions serving under Cameroon’s Sector 1 of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), BIR detachments and also members of the Civilian Vigilance Committees patrolled the trench.

The trench is patrolled by BIR detachments, troops from the Cameroonian army battalions serving under Cameroon’s Sector 1 of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), and members of the Civilian Vigilance Committees.

According to Cameroonian defence forces, the trench will improve the security situation in the country’s Far North region.