Cameroon frees hundreds of Boko Haram hostages

Cameroon’s army, with backing from a regional anti-Boko Haram task force, have killed at least 100 fighters from the Nigerian armed group and freed 900 people it had held hostage, the army and defence ministry said on Wednesday. “In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko[…]

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Boko Haram targets Niger town

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram escalated its attacks in neighboring countries Monday, as a car bomb exploded in one Niger town repeatedly targeted by the rebels and residents said other fighters in Cameroon had abducted 20 people aboard a public bus. A huge explosion rang out in the Niger town of[…]

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Boko Haram attacks Cameroon village

Boko Haram has killed dozens of people during an attack on a village in Cameroon near the Nigerian border, Cameroonian defence authorities say. Cameroonian defense spokesman Didier Badjeck says it is not yet possible to determine the total number of victims. There are possibly up to 100 dead, a local[…]

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Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

Nigerian radical group Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons, as the army fears more violence in the approaching dry season. “We’re convinced that the establishment of a ‘caliphate’ (by Boko Haram) is aimed not only at Nigeria but also at Cameroon,”[…]

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