US embassy cable - 01ABUJA1971

REQUEST FOR UPDATE ON BAKASSIA BORDER DISPUTE

Identifier: 01ABUJA1971
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Origin: Embassy Abuja
Created: 2001-08-09 11:02:00
Classification: SECRET//NOFORN
Tags: PREL MARR NI CM
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S E C R E T ABUJA 001971 
 
SIPDIS 
NOFORN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL 8/03/11 
TAGS: PREL, MARR, NI, CM 
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR UPDATE ON BAKASSIA BORDER DISPUTE 
 
PLEASE PASS TO AMBASSADOR JETER AND MAJOR OLIVER CASS 
 
 
REF: (A)TD-314/27410-01    (B)TD-314/26743-01 
 
 
Classified by AF Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Perry 
for reasons 1.5 (b), (c) and (d) 
 
 
1. (C) Department is concerned by possible negative 
developments in the Bakassi Peninusla and requests 
addressee posts provide an update on the status of dispute 
between Cameroon and Nigeria. 
 
 
2. (S/NF) Recent press reports refer to a June skirmish 
between Cameroonian and Nigerian military along the 
disputed boundary. Sensitive reporting (reftels) recounts 
Nigerian concerns about a mobilization of forces on the 
Cameroonian side and refers to possible Nigerian plans to 
launch a military operation into Cameroonian territory. 
Department seeks Posts' insight as to whether there is an 
increased possibility for renewed violence or simply a 
continuation of the small-scale incidents that have 
occurred over the past two years. 
POWELL UNQUOTE 
JETER 

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