Cameroon Government Junks Rumors of Illegal Weapons

Cameroon government Minister of Communications and Spokesman, Issa Tchiroma Bakary rubbishes rumors of the alleged interception of military weapons in an American convoy on Saturday by the Cameroon security forces in Kousseri near the border of Chad.

In a press release by Minister Bakary published on Wednesday, the minister established that as part of routine check, the customs and security services immobilized the fleet from N’Djamena (Chad) on the way to Garoua (North Cameroon).

The minister said that in respect for the autonomy of Cameroon and in accordance with the existing procedures and rules, the Americans have willingly submitted to the routine check and cooperated perfectly to ensure that the operation is done in the best terms of serenity and transparency.

There were no weapons found in the mentioned vehicles and that the cargo only consists of toilet stalls, sleeping gear, tin cans, food ration kits, accessories, electric cables and air conditioning units and other materials.

Contrary to rumors that have spread tremendously over the country in the recent days; the convoy only had miscellaneous materials.

The United States is aiding Cameroon in its fight against Boko Haram which is prevalent in the Far North region of the country.

Bakary announced in the statement that the Cameroon government continues to be determined in working together with the international community to totally eliminate terrorism in the entire world and the assistance of the United States is a valuable one.

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