Cameroonian soldiers kill 40 Boko Haram fighters

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 3rd, 2014

cameroonian militaryMilitary authorities in Cameroon say their men have killed no fewer than 40 Boko Haram militants in Fotokol, a community in northeastern Cameroon, close to the Nigerian border.

The sect members had reportedly attacked an army convoy, forcing the soldiers to engage them in a shootout.

The insurgents, who could not withstand the superior firepower of the Cameroonian forces fled.

Speaking on Tuesday, Lieutenant-Colonel Didier Badjeck said: “Dozens of Boko Haram militants on Monday afternoon raided the Cameroonian town of Fotokol near the border with Nigeria.

“The gunmen opened fire on a column of Cameroonian soldiers who, in turn, fired back. At least 40 Boko Haram militants were killed during the exchange of fire and two cars )belonging to the attackers) were captured and burnt”, he added.

While confirming the wounding of a Cameroonian soldier in the course of the exchange, the military chief asserted that normalcy had been restored in the community.

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