Cameroonian Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, said on Tuesday, February 16, that Cameroonian and Nigerian troops have taken a key base of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, killing 162 insurgents.
He said in Yaounde that the assault against the insurgents in Goshe, near the Cameroonian border, lasted between Feb. 11 and Feb. 14, (Thursday to Sunday).
Bakary said the allied troops destroyed four artisanal mine factories, seizing mines, suicide bomber vests, ammunition and other weaponry.
The minister said the troops also set a Boko Haram training centre on fire; a training centre established by the insurgents for bomb-making and brainwashing teenage girls to become suicide bombers.
Hundreds of people held hostage by the terrorists were also released.
Cameroon lost two soldiers to land mines in the assault.
Continuing, he added that the Boko Haram, which seek to implement its own radical version of Islam, has killed thousands in north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad since 2009.
The Boko Haram insurgents have spread past northeast Nigeria, invading other countries like Chad, Niger and Cameroon, killing and Kidnapping innocent victims in their numerous attacks.
Chadian Military Battle Against Boko Haram
The news from Chad’s UPI reported a latest military battle against the insurgents in the town of Gamboru on the border of Cameroon and Nigeria, resulting in the killing of 200 Boko Haram militants.
The report said Nine Chadian soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded. Boko Haram killed about 30 people as it fled the battle into Cameroon, which is battling the militants within its borders.
Boko Haram’s Attacks In Cameroon
The militants had waged attacks in Cameroon including the Monday 18 January attack. According to a report, a suspected suicide bomber affiliated with the Boko Haram sect has detonated a bomb at a mosque in northern Cameroon – precisely in the village of Nguetchewe in the country’s border with Nigeria – killing four worshipers in the process.