Boko Haram have attack military base in the northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata, police and government officials say.
The attack occurred early Monday, about a week after Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, threatened attacks on Cameroon after the country's military launched repeated assaults against the sect.As soon as people heard the first gunfire, they fled the city, "a police source the AFP news agency on monday, adding:"The gunfire was heavy."
A Cameroun-based journalist, Bisong Eta, also tweeted about the attack, said the attack was repelled by the Cameroonian military and that calm had returned.
"@ChiefBisongEta1 Cameroonian soldier Onana Balla died in the BH attack on the Kolofata army base this morning. Attackers chased away. All calm now," he tweeted.
The Cameroonian soldiers had seized heavy military equipment and vehicles from Boko Haram during the attack.