Cameroon kills 40 Boko Haram militants

Boko Haram insurgents

Report says clashes occurred in the country’s northeast.

Cameroon’s military killed at least 40 Boko Haram militants in the country’s northwest weekend, a government radio reported Sunday, a day after Nigeria labelled the Central African nation the weakest link in its fight against the extremist sect.

The clashes leading to the killing occurred in the town of Kouserri, which borders Nigeria and Chad.

The Nigerian government regards Cameroon as not cooperative as Niger and Chad in the fight against Boko Haram.

After a security summit in Paris two weeks ago, Cameroon said it deployed 1,000 troops to its border to help contain the increasingly deadly group.

But Sarkin-Yaki Bello, the Coordinator-General of Nigeria’s Counter Terrorism Centre, said was quoted by Reuters news agency, Saturday, as criticising Cameroon’s effort in rooting Boko Haram.

“Niger has been proactive and aggressive, Chad has shown zero tolerance for Boko Haram,” Mr. Sarkin-Bello said.

“Cameroon, we’ve engaged them to be more pro-active. They haven’t really. Not yet.”

One Cameroonian official denied the allegation, while a second blamed funding for the country’s slow response.

Under a pact reached at the Paris summit, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin- all Nigeria’s neighbours, are to step up their action against Boko Haram by maintaining an intelligence sharing platform, improving border patrols, and coordinating their actions.

Currently, Niger allows Nigerian soldiers cross into its borders to pursue Boko Haram militants. A similar understanding is being worked out with Chad, but there is none with Cameroon.

Boko Haram has remained under an international spotlight after abducting more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in Borno State.

The girls remain in captivity as the Nigerian government, assisted by major world powers, has failed to rescue them.


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    The Emir of Adamawa said Cameroun is their second home and home to boko haram too, so how can the Camerounian govt support us against their own braders

    • efe


      • BlackieUmukoro

        The greatest of them all
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

      • redeem

        stop these silly APC propaganda–Cameroon never said they will not work with Nigeria–or have not been cooperating with Nigeria-the man who made the said statement–had no right to do so–but like every fulani man in nigeria who think they own the country he did-

        • nija pikin

          Hmm this is a warning to nigerian military and OGA at the top I even heard it took the camerounian soldiers 2 hours to defeat boko haram some thing that our army is still dodging to engage boko haram according to American defence minister

    • Jakadiya

      You always reason upside down. Government to government affairs and you are bringing Emir of Adamawa into the scene.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        The emir said he is from Cameroun. So you see, you reason sideways Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Jakadiya

          The Emir is not in a position to stop the Cameroonian government from offering support to Nigeria in fighting BH. Do you know that Emirs and other traditional rulers in Nigeria are under the control of local government chairmen? I hope my thinking is a little to the right this time.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            The Emir said at the ongoing confab that should they secede from Nigeria, they would be welcome in Cameroun, which is their second home Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Bishop

          Goin by history he may be right. Remember the first party was NCNC?

  • Bamidele

    If Nigeria and other neighbouring countries cooperate to aggressively pursue,kill and subdue Boko Haram sect,peace and normalcy will return.