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Nigeria accuses Cameroon of 'killing 97' Nigerian fishermen

Nigerian lower house of  parliament is currently investigating claims that Cameroonian gendarme officers have killed about 97 Nigerian fishermen in the Bakassi peninsula.
The incident reportedly happened last week.
The victims are believed to have failed to pay a $ 300 fishing levy.
Cameroon is yet to react.
Nigeria's interior minister is set to meet Cameroon, the BBC reports.

Survivors of the attack have been arriving back in Nigeria with injuries, reports the BBC.
The same minister has accused Cameroon of breaching an agreement to protect its citizens, says the BBC.
A survivor of the alleged attack says they were given a week to comply.

Nigeria ceded Bakassi to Cameroon in 2005 after a ruling from the International Court of Justice.
War almost broke out between both nations when tension rose to its  apogee.
Nigeria earlier this week summoned the Cameroonian ambassador to lodge a formal protest note, reports the BBC.
A five-year UN-backed transition period was put in place exempting the area's residents, many of them Nigerian fishermen, from paying tax, the BBC relates.

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