Cameroon Frees 900 Boko Haram Hostages

Cameroon Army elite unit, BIR on patrol. Photograph:  cameroonjournal.com
Cameroon Army elite unit, BIR on patrol. Photograph: cameroonjournal.com

Cameroonian troops, with support from the Multinational Joint Task Force, have freed 900 people taken hostage by Boko Haram along the country’s border with Nigeria, the country’s army and defence ministry said on Wednesday.

The Cameroon Daily Journal quoted the country’s minister delegate at the presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo, as saying in a press release that the rescue was a result of an operation carried out on Novembelr 26 to 28.

Cameroon army spokesperson, Didier Badjeck, a Colonel, said at least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in the operation.

According to Assomo, the operation was successful because of the collaboration between Cameroonian forces of Operations EMERGENCE 4 and ALPHA, Lake Chad Basin Joint Multinational Task Force, and the Nigerian army.

 

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