Cameroonian army kills 41 terrorists

The insurgents were said to have crossed the border between Nigeria and Cameroon and taken control of a military camp at Ashigashiya.

The Cameroonian army has killed 41 Boko Haram terrorists who entered into the country’s territory, the government has said.

The insurgents were said to have crossed the border between Nigeria and Cameroon and taken control of a military camp at Ashigashiya.

However, the terrorists were chased out by unprecedented air strikes carried out by Cameroonian troops.

According to a statement released by the country’s Minister of Information, Issa Tchiroma in in Yaounde on December 29:

“Boko Haram’s campaign to carve out an Islamist caliphate has spread from its stronghold in North-East Nigeria to neighbouring Cameroon, raising fears for an already unstable region also threatened by Islamist militants in the Sahel.”

“Units of the Boko Haram group attacked Makari, Amchide, Limani and Achigachia in a change of strategy which consists of distracting Cameroonian troops on different fronts, making them more vulnerable in the face of the mobility and unpredictability of their attacks,” the statement added.

“No fewer than 34 militants were killed after the army laid siege to a base used by the militants in Chogori while seven others and one soldier were killed near the town of Waza,” Tchiroma said.

The spokesperson for the Cameroonian army, Lt.-Col. Didier Badjeck also confirmed the reports saying that the militants were repelled by the air strikes.

“All the militants had now pulled back into Nigeria,” Badjeck said.

According to Tchiroma, the air strikes were personally ordered by Cameroon’s President, Paul Biyawho had earlier vowed to wipe the sect out of the country.

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