Two Cameroon soldiers killed in cross-border Boko Haram attack
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members killed two Cameroonian soldiers in a cross-border raid overnight, a Cameroonian security official said yesterday on condition of anonymity.
The attack occurred late Thursday in the border village of Balgaram in northern Cameroon. Eight soldiers on duty fought back, and “in the clash we lost two men,” the official said.
Military reinforcements were sent to the area and several troops “entered Nigerian territory with the aim of finding the assailants,” the official said.
Boko Haram has been blamed for several clashes, abductions and killings targeting troops in northern Cameroon deployed to counter them.
More than 3,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks have taken refuge in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, a municipal official said.
“We are worried about infiltrations by the Islamists among the refugees, “ a police officer in the town said.