International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Nigeria – Cameroon Border Relations: An Analysis of the Conflict and Cooperation (1970-2004)
Jonathan Oluropo Familugba, Olayinka Olabinpe OJO

The object of this paper is an examination of Nigeria – Cameroon border relations with special emphasis on the areas of conflict and co-operation from 1970 – 2004. The paper defines some key concepts like boundary, conflict, and cooperation. The paper traces the origin of the border conflict to the colonial period. The paper examines further the boarder situation before, during and after independence. The paper identifies the factors that were responsible for the boundary problems between the two countries and why amicable resolution was difficult to achieve. The paper made use of historical and descriptive method in analysing issues raised. The paper suggests means to achieve a level of understanding and good relations among the two countries. Key words: Border, conflict, cooperation.

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