Nigeria police have recently arrested about 39 men suspected to be separatists from Cameroon’s restive Anglophone regions.
The Thursday arrest was in the town of Nguroje as inhabitants say the group had been gallivanting the area for about two weeks having training sessions on gun shooting.
They were initially arrested by the military before handed over to police divisional headquarters in the town of Gembu.
“They claimed to be refugees from Cameroon Republic, but their movement was suspicious because they did not report their arrival in the area to any security agency or any other appropriate authority”.
“The gun trainees numbering 39, comprises of five trainers suspected to be Niger Delta militants from Nigeria’s south along with 34 Cameroonian trainees” a local chief told our correspondent on condition of anonymity.