107 Boko Haram Insurgents Killed in Cross-Border Raid
At least 107 fighters of the Boko Haram insurgents group have been killed in the northern area of Cameroon, after the sect embarked on a cross-border attack, Cameroonian authorities have said.
The development is coming at a time the Nigerian government announced that it has reached a ceasefire deal with the Boko Haram insurgents group.
The Nigerian government through the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex badeh, had said on Friday a deal has been reached with Boko Haram and they have agreed to free more than 200 schoolgirls it abducted in April.
The Cameroonian troops and the Boko Haram insurgents have been engaged in several battle in the past days, after the militants crossed the border between the towns of Amchide and Limani on Wednesday and continued on Thursday, the Cameroonian Defence Minister, Edgar Ngo’o said in a statement.
It was also reported that eight Cameroonian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the fighting, adding that a Boko Haram vehicle packed with ammunition and explosives was destroyed and that the Cameroonian troops now controlled the area.
The sect had stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon, including the seizure of 27 hostages in recent times.