The Cameroonian Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, said on Tuesday that Cameroonian and Nigerian troops have taken a key base of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, killing 162 insurgents.
He said in Yaounde that the assault against the insurgents in Goshe, near the Cameroonian border, lasted from Thursday to Sunday.
Mr. Bakary said the allied troops destroyed four artisanal mine factories, seizing mines, suicide bomber vests, ammunition and other weaponry.
The minister said the troops also set a Boko Haram training centre on fire.
“Hundreds of people held hostage by the terrorists were also released.
“Cameroon lost two soldiers to land mines in the assault,” he said.
He said the Boko Haram, which seeks to implement its own radical version of Islam, has killed thousands in north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad since 2009.