Cameroonian soldiers kill 116 terrorists

The insurgents reportedly attacked an army base in Amchide on the border with Nigeria on Wednesday, December 17, but were repelled by the troops.

116 members of terrorist group, Boko Haram have been killed by Cameroonian soldiers, the country’s army says.

The insurgents reportedly attacked an army base in Amchide on the border with Nigeria on Wednesday, December 17, but were repelled by the troops.

Cameroon’s Ministry of Defence said on Thursday via a statement:

“A column made up of a military truck and four pick-ups from the BIR (elite Rapid Intervention Battalion) were caught in an ambush that began with an explosion of a roadside bomb”

“At the same time..., the Amchide military base was attacked by hundreds of fighters from the sect, but the response from our defence forces was instant and appropriate.”

“There are 116 of the assailants dead on Cameroonian territory and undetermined casualties on the Nigerian territory from our artillery fire. There is one dead on the Cameroonian side and one officer missing,” the statement added.

Cameroon has intensified efforts to combat Boko Haram incursions into its territory and President Paul Biya has vowed to wipe out the sect.

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