Terrorism

Boko Haram losses more men to Cameroonian forces


Another bloody encounter as the Cameroonian military forces killed 100 Boko Haram fighters and captured over 200 others.

The Chinese news agency, has it that the militants were killed and over 200 others arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North town of Doble.

This was a second major routing of the Islamic sects by Cameroon forces in less two weeks. On 17 December, we recalled, the Islamist lost about 180 of their members to the Cameroonian forces in a fierce battle at the border trading town of Amchide.

The Cameroonians lost three soldiers in the first encounter, when they routed about 3,000 of Boko Haram fighters, killing about 180 of them.

This latest encounter near Nigerian border, saw the Cameroon Air Force and Rapid Intervention Battalion, an elite army unit stationing in the north.

Three Cameroonian air force pilots were also seriously injured, confirmed a military source.

Also in the same night, 23 Cameroonian civilians were killed and their village burnt by the militants in Mozogo, Far-North in the region.

The current mode of the sects operations in Cameroon is to attack the villages, pillaging their properties, and sometimes taking foreign and local people as hostages.

More troops has been sent to strengthen the forces by the Cameroonian government.

Security sources said it's within the same territory that over 200 Boko Haram fighters were killed together with nine Cameroonian soldiers, during deadly clashes between the two camps on Oct. 15 and 16 in 2014.

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