Saturday, 13 December 2014

Boko Haram: Cameroon forces kill 180 Boko Haram fighters


Cameroun soldiers have killed no fewer than 180 militants suspected to be members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, in the north of the country, a military source told Xinhua, China’s news agency.

The insurgents were eliminated during an attack at Amchide, the once thriving border commercial town between Cameroun and Nigeria Thursday night around 8:00 p.m., the agency reported.

About 400 militants allegedly attacked the defence and security forces.

The source said there was no casualty on the Cameroun side.

The attack, which has not yet been officially declared by the authorities, came nearly two months after around 200 suspected Boko Haram militants were killed by the army in Amchide and Limani, another part of northern Cameroun October 15 and 16.

Since then, the Cameroun security forces have strengthened their positions in the north by increasing the number of personnel to around 6,000.

The militants are active in the north of Cameroun, and they often attack villages in the area, pillaging properties of the villagers and sometimes taking foreign and local


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