Saturday, 18 October 2014

Cameroonian Troops Kill 107 Boko Haram Insurgents

Cameroonian authorities have said that its forces killed 107 members of the Boko Haram militant sect in clashes in its north, an area that has seen regular cross-border raids by the sect.

 The news of the fighting coincided with the announcement that the Nigerian Government and the Sect had agreed to a ceasefire.

It was learnt that the clashes between the troops and the sect in Cameroon’s Northern region began after the
militants crossed the border between the towns of Amchide and Limani on Wednesday and continued on Thursday, the Cameroonian Defence Minister, Edgar Ngo’o said in a statement.

It was also reported that eight Cameroonian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the fighting, adding
that a Boko Haram vehicle packed with ammunition and explosives was destroyed and that the Cameroonian troops now controlled the area.

The sect had stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon, including the seizure of 27 hostages in recent times.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government through the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, had said on Friday that Boko Haram had agreed to free more than 200 schoolgirls it abducted in April.

Punch Newspaper