The Nigerian extremist sect, Boko Haram, has attacked a military base in Cameroon with at least one soldiers killed, local media have reported.
The attack occurred early Monday, about a week after Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, threatened attacks on Cameroon after the country’s military launched repeated assaults against the sect.
A Cameroun-based journalist, Bisong Eta, who tweeted about the attack, said the attack was repelled by the Cameroonian military and that calm had returned.
“@ChiefBisongEta1 Cameroonian soldier Onana Balla died in the BH attack on the Kolofata army base this morning. Attackers chased away. All calm now,” he tweeted.
Boko Haram has conducted several raids in Kolofata in the past, which was often repelled by the military.
The insurgents had in July last year kidnapped the wife of the country’s Vice Prime Minister, and a mayor in the region, Seini Boukar Lamine.
Reports say the country’s authorities entered into negotiation with the sect leading to the release of those kidnapped.
In his latest video, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau warned President of Cameroun, Paul Biya, to suspend his country’s attack on the group or face reprisal.