Boko Haram: Nigeria Islamist terror militia attacks in Cameroon
More than a thousand fighters of the terrorist militia Boko Haram have overrun a military base of Cameroon. With air strikes, the Islamists were apparently sold. But five villages were attacked, thousands are fleeing.
Yaounde – Cameroon The armed forces have claims to be repulsed an attack by more than a thousand fighters of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in the north of the country. The jihadists had come from neighboring Nigeria and had early morning overran the border military base Achigashiya, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence. Let the fighters of the terrorist militia managed to beat the Cameroonian soldiers to flee and to hoist their flag. Then the army had bombed the camp from the air.
It is difficult to estimate how many losses Boko Haram have suffered from the attack, the spokesman said. Eight Cameroonian soldiers were still missing.
This is the first time that Cameroon is going on with air strikes against Boko Haram. The militia for years terrorized the oil-rich Nigeria and is now trying to destabilize the northern Cameroon. According to Reuters, the jihadists attacked alone on weekends at five villages in Cameroon border region. Thousands of residents are reports of local media said on the run. Only on Saturday attributed attack on a village in the area had been killed in a terrorist group 30 people.
Cameroon has moved thousands of troops to the Nigerian border. A few days ago they should have resolved there a training camp of the terrorist militia, in which 84 children should be trained to fighters.