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Boko Haram Joint forces arrest 300 terrorists, rescue 2000 captives

He said the forces also destroyed the terrorists' training and logistic base about 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the Nigerian town of Kumshe.

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Joint special forces against Boko Haram have arrested 300 members of the terror group and rescued no fewer than 2000 captives along Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad borders, Cameroon says.

According to the commander of the joint forces Cameroon, Bouba Dobekreo, the arrests were made during a  three-day operation launched on the area known to be one of the strongholds of the terrorists.

He said the forces also destroyed the terrorists' training and logistic base about 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the Nigerian town of Kumshe.

AP reports that the governor of Cameroon's Far North province, Midjiyawa Bakari, has directed the military to move all displaced people to the Minawao refugee camp in northern Cameroon, so that they can be better tracked.

READ: Boko Haram killed 20,000 people in 4 years – Presidency

The joint forces include about 9,000 soldiers from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Benin with the singular objective to fight the Boko Haram sect.

More than 1,000 humanitarian workers have also been deployed.



 

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