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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Latest:100 Boko Haram militants killed, 200 arrested by Cameroonian Army

Boko Haram Suffers Heavy Casualities In Cameroun.

The Cameroonian army has killed over 100 Boko Haram militants during an operation on Friday night, Xinhua reports.

The army also arrested 200 members of the terrorist group in the operation that was carried out in the Far-North Region of Cameroon, an army source told the Chinese news agency via telephone on Saturday.

The operation took place in Doble, a place in Far-North Region bordering Nigeria, and was carried out by Cameroon Air Force and Rapid Intervention Battalion, an elite army unit stationed in the north.

Three Cameroonian air force pilots were seriously injured during the operation, the source added.

That same night, 23 Cameroonian civilians were killed and a village was burnt by the militants in Mozogo, in that same region.

Boko Haram are said to be active in the north of Cameroon, where they regularly attack villages in the area, steal properties of the villagers and sometimes take foreign and local people as hostages in exchange for ransom.

The Cameroonian government has responded to the threats of the terrorists by strengthening its military might this year by sending more troops in the north to fight the rag-tag army.

In a related development,  the Borno state government has revealed that Boko Haram controls 20 out of the 27 local government area in the state over the last five years.

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