Cameroon re­pels Boko Haram at­tack on bor­der post

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

Cameroon says Boko Haram fight­ers at­tacked a com­mand post on its north­ern bor­der with Nige­ria. The at­tack fol­lowed a series of tar­geted mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions in the area that the gov­ern­ment says de­stroyed at least 10 bomb­mak­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries.

Cameroon gov­ern­ment spokesman Issa Tchi­roma Bakary says more than 100 sus­pected Boko Haram fight­ers at­tacked the Homeka bor­der vil­lage com­mand post of the multi­na­tional joint task force Mon­day.

He said the in­sur­gents ran­sacked sev­eral vil­lages af­ter they were pushed back by the mil­i­tary. He said one soldier was wounded.

He said the at­tack on the com­mand post is an in­di­ca­tion that even though the en­emy is in agony, it is still ca­pa­ble of in­ces­santly cre­at­ing trou­ble. He says he wants to in­form them that the mil­i­tary will con­tinue to de­fend the coun­try’s ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity.

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