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Boko Haram Cameroonians donate blood for soldiers fighting terrorists

Iyawa Fadimatou, a prospective donor, told DW that she wanted to donate so that the military could avenge the death of three of her relatives killed in a recent suicide bomb attack in northern Cameroon.

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Hundreds of Cameroonians have rallied to donate blood for some of the country’s soldiers who were wounded while battling Boko Haram terrorists.

Cameroonian soldiers (File Photo) play

Cameroonian soldiers (File Photo)

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The donation exercise took place at the Sports Complex in the capital, Yaounde.

Cameroon President, Paul Biya (pictured) has promised to wipe out terrorist sect Boko Haram play

Cameroon President, Paul Biya (pictured) has promised to wipe out terrorist sect Boko Haram

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Iyawa Fadimatou, a prospective donor, told DW that she wanted to donate so that the military could avenge the death of three of her relatives killed in a recent suicide bomb attack in northern Cameroon.

Chadian soldiers deployed to Cameroon's border with Nigeria to fight Boko Haram play

Chadian soldiers deployed to Cameroon's border with Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

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“I am a Cameroonian and this is a civic engagement for me to show my patriotism. This is my own way to react against Boko Haram,” she said.

People carry a banner with an image of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau they protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, along a road in Lagos May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye play People carry a banner with an image of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau they protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, along a road in Lagos May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

 

Another donor, Joel Neba said that donating blood was his way of supporting the soldiers.

Boko Haram terrorists play

Boko Haram terrorists

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“My motivation for donating blood today is to help those who have been injured on the battlefront and to tell them that even though we are not at the battlefront with them, we believe that by donating our blood it will help those who are in need,” he said.

Abubakar Shekau in the middle, with other lieutenants. play

Abubakar Shekau in the middle, with other lieutenants.

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Boko Haram operates largely in Nigeria but has carried out attacks in Cameroon leading the country to participate in a multinational force against the sect.

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