Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Just In: 19 Suspected BH Members Arrested In Cameroon

The Cameroonian army has announced that it captured 19 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

The Punch reports that the insurgents were nabbed on Monday, November 16, during a ground and air offensive in Ketta, a town in Cameroon’s far north region neighboring Nigeria.

Speaking with journalists on phone, army source confirmed that the ground troops of Cameroonian army launched an operation assisted by air raids on the suspected Boko Haram militants.

The source revealed that the offensive lasted from 4 am to 6 am local time, adding that 19 militants in total were captured.

However, the number of militants who were killed is yet to be confirmed.

The successful military operation came after a series of attacks suspected to be carried out by Boko Haram militants in far north region, leaving many civilians killed.

On November 9, two female suicide bombers suspected of belonging to the terrorists’ group attacked a town in the region and killed three Nigerians in a truck full of refugees.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has recorded another major victory in its war against insurgency in the country. At least nine Boko Haram insurgents were killed when the troops repelled an attack on a military base in Gwoza, Borno state.

Colonel Tukur Gusau, the spokesperson for the 7th Army Division and coordinator of media for operation Lafiya Dole, revealed that one soldier was wounded during the battle with the insurgents.