No fewer than 100 Boko Haram militants have been killed by Cameroonian soldiers during an operation in the Nigerian border. The troops, who were aided by a regional anti-Boko Haram, equally succeeded in releasing 900 persons held hostage by the Islamist militant group.
This development was announced on Wednesday by the Army and Defence ministry of that country.
According to the Army spokesman, Colonel Didier Badjeck said: “In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko Haram were killed. Nine hundred hostages detained by Boko Haram were freed.”
On its part, Cameroon’s Ministry of Defence in brief statement aired on state television cited same figures given by the Army.
The West African nation has been a target for attacks since it became part of an 8,700 strong regional task force put together to rout Boko Haram insurgents. It was reported to have earlier this year freed 24 of 80 hostages held captive by the militants and has helped in reclaiming some of the captured territories.
Source: THE WILL
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