Security forces rescue wife of Cameroon Deputy Prime Minister abducted by Boko Haram

A local religious leader, named Seini Lamine, was also abducted from the same town in a separate incident.

Security Forces in Cameroun Republic have rescued the wife of the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was abducted on Sunday by suspected members of the extremist Boko Haram sect, the BBC Hausa service has reported.

News agency Reuters had reported the Information Minister, Issa Tchiroma, saying that the wife of Deputy Prime Minister and her maid were kidnapped in Cameroun’s northern town of Kolofata.

The attackers stormed their residence and took the woman away.

A military commander in the area said Boko Haram militants engaged Cameroonian soldiers in the town for some time.

The deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Ali, managed to escape the assailants to a neighbouring town, commander Feliz Formekong was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

A local religious leader, named Seini Lamine, was also abducted from the same town in a separate incident.

Mr. Lamine, who is called the Lamido, is the mayor of the town.

Cameroun had said it strengthened security at its border in April after Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

More than 200 of the abducted girls remain in captivity. The attack is the third Boko Haram attack in Cameroon since Friday.

At least four soldiers were killed in the previous attacks, Reuters reported.

The report by the BBC on Monday did not provide more details, but it quoted the spokesperson of the government of Cameroun, Tchiroma Bakary, as saying the government is still investigating to know the exact number of persons that died during the attack.

The BBC, however,said reports indicate that 16 persons were killed.


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  • Rommel

    HahahahahahahaLol! Nigeria! president Jonathan should explain this,our own people are busy stealing left right and center,our own armed forces and police are rather experts at brutalizing and extorting money from hapless civilian populace,security challenges like we are facing which is the primary reason for their existence has seen woeful failure from these people.I keep hearing nonsense like their expertise in peace keeping missions abroad,were they established to defend Nigeria or to go for peace keeping mission abroad?

    • MrFesh

      I hope you and other goons have an update on this ‘news’ now. Cameron actually paid cash and weapons for this ‘rescue’ ..

  • Angered

    So Cameroon can rescue their own people, but Nigeria cant? Without borrowing $1 billion too for that matter.
    They can prosecute and imprison BH suspects while we say they are “faceless”?

    We are the dwarfs of Africa now.
    Shame on you President Jonathan. Shame on the entire government, at all levels in Nigeria.

    • Enaikebi

      So you think its Jonathan’s personal problem ba? Why cant you say shame on all Nigerians!!! Israel is united in the face of terrorism, the US is united to fight Al Qaida through the entire world. Cameroonians are united in fighting the cause. Are Nigerians united??? Are we not in our dubious ways sponsoring the insurgents in the north? What have you done on your capacity to report foul play here. Pls lets be sincere to ourselves. We feel Gej is from a minority group so we have been sabotaging his good efforts in every way. Lets all do our own bit and see if Boko Haram wont die within days.

      • TRUTH MASTER

        Who leads Nigeria today? Who lives in Aso Rock? Who flies around in Nigerian Air Force One? You can’t take the perks and reject the problems. The buck stops on Pres. Jonathan’s desk. We will blame him, because he is the one we elected to govern us.

        Lest I forgot, jettison all those minority nonsense. The votes of minority and majority made Jonathan President. I never heard anyone slam the majority before the election. Please get a life!

        • tusy

          Very much on point. How can we join hands with Jonathan to fight Boko Haram. How many Nigerians fly with him in the presidential jets? How many Nigerians join him to eat from the 1 billion food in Aso rock? How many Nigerians are benefiting from the looting going on in Aso rock in the name of governance? He who enjoys the perks should not transfer the woes therein to others. We elected him to solve our problems not to blame others for them.

      • tusy

        my brother, it is not feasible for Nigerians to join hands with a president who retains a minister that spend over 10 billion Naira to fly in two years in a country where many citizens go to bed with hunger. The leaders of those countries you mentioned are not as corrupt as Jonathan. A president who cannot ensure the welfare and security of his citizens cannot get their support in time of need. It is just natural and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Can you imagine Jonathan is still plotting to run for president again in 2015? With what is happening today in Nigeria, a patriotic president will choose to oversee a free and fair election that will restore sanity into the country without him contesting.

      • Ahmad

        Minority/majority is the state of the mind. Your ego centric myopic clueless leaders see themselves first and foremost as Niger Deltans and then Niger Deltans. Even when they look at the map of Nigeria their eyes see only Niger Delta because that is how far their mind can read. Hence any problem from any part of the country goes un noticed. Chicken hearted lily livered myopic villagers.

      • Shehu

        YOU ARE DUMB LIKE THE DUMBO JONAHARAM. THIS GUY IS NOT COMMITTED TO BRING THE END TO THIS MENACE BECAUSE HE AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM ARE BENEFITING FROM IT.

    • Shehu

      THE $1 BILLION IS NOT FOR FIGHTING BOKO HARAM. IT’S RATHER FOR ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGN AND THUGGERY. THUGS LIKE THE ASARI DOKUBOS, THE CLARKS, ARMY, POLICE AND SSS TOP OFFICERS WILL BE THE BENEFICIARIES.

    • MrFesh

      I hope you and other goons have an update on this ‘news’ now. Cameron actually paid cash and weapons for this ‘rescue’…

  • Ailenbata George

    Cameroonians are united against this evil both within and outside the security forces but in Nigeria some sections of the country are totally in support of this evil,so,the madness flourish.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      ‘Unity’ is not the first condition to fight terrorism. It is clarity of purpose, provision of political leadership, effective military strategy alongside socio-economic measures to help evolve a comprehensive anti-terrorism blue print.

      Let President Jonathan show leadership instead of pointing accusing fingers, then he can rally the citizenry for an effective fight against terror

      You can’t achieve ‘unity’ where you accuse a section of the country of trying to bring down your government through Boko Haram.

      Thank you

    • Wähala

      It did not take the entire Cameroonians to rescue their captive, only their Armed forces. Ours are obese thieves bidding the will of corrupt politicians. Stop pointing fingers!

      • MrFesh

        I hope you and other goons have an update on this ‘news’ now. Cameron actually paid cash and weapons for this ‘rescue’ .

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Cameroon, a country of 20 million people and between 30 and 40,000-strong armed forces, has performed a feat that Nigeria cannot! This is how low the PDP-led FG has brought Nigeria, that its armed forces have now become comatose, highly-politicized and largely ineffective.

    Over 200 school girls are missing for over 100 days and all our military can say is ‘we know where they are!’

    Let us rescue our country from the PDP….or we will have no country in due course!

    • redeem

      U see that is because the Lamine is the Mayor of the town where boko haram abducted the wife of the prime minister- and not Emir as we have in Nigeria-aware the Lamido of Adamawa who sneaked into 9ja from Cameroon to be made emir-is regarded as a first-class traditional ruler–secondly the soldiers in Cameroon do not have tribal- marks as ours have-over 60 percent of our soldiers owe their allegiance to the Sultan of sokoto who made it possible for them to enlist into the Nigerian army-and the janjaweed fighters in boko haram–in short the Cameroonian army do not have divided loyalty——ours are d worst money mongers–on earth-Dasuki lied to the president that they know where the Chibok girtls are–simply because they do not want d yankees to beat them to it–so the head of the army had to tell the nation a lie–that they know where the chibok girls are–There was no fake story of the girls or the wife of the prime minsiter being hurt–should they attack–them in that evil forest–of theirs in Sambisa–like our soldiers often lie to us–via Badey——that is why u see the Nigerian navy move more into bunkering activities than fixing their naval ships or ever preparing for war-cause that is where the money is—coming from-than help think of how to end the boko haram-war-then arrest kerosene sellers–in the creeks–to enable them hang unto the their work in the creeks-as saviours of our oil wells-blame not gej–

      • Wähala

        This is what is meant by leadership, tell your drunken uncle to drop the bottle. No excuses, they rescued the lady while our captives have been in the jungle over 100days… how many days did this same Boko Haram hold their high-profile victim? Did you hear their President call on their elders to call BH to order… or, ask Cameroonians to keep praying for God to touch the hearts of killers? Olodo. Keep drinking, shameless clown. This is one day you should hide your ugly face in shame…
        But, not you… Only the Crumbs Matter! TOUT !!!

        • TRUTH MASTER

          Thank you for this intervention: You struck the right chord. LEADERSHIP!

        • solomon

          your emir just over drunk and annouced sallah with the moon

        • xtr

          Before the rescue, the two top military commanders in the North were fired on Monday by presidential decree, for allowing the kidnapping to happen. Paul Biya is a dictator, has been for over 30 yrs, but he doesnt take nonsense from anyone in uniform.

          • Wähala

            Thanks for the info, sure to use your point. Paul Biya also banned all fake pastors from their country, only mainstream religions… not Pentecostals, talk about dictators.

      • Shehu

        FAIRY TALES! FAIRY TALES!! FAIRY TALES!!! YOU ARE A PAID LIAR. YOU CONCOCT STORIES TO DECEIVE NIGERIANS. WELL ONLY THOSE WHO THINK LIKE YOU AND YOUR DUMBO JONAHARAM WILL EVER BELIEVE YOUR LIES.

  • Peace and Love

    I really do not understand how a big army like Nigeria can fail to wage an all out war against these bloody thirsty militants at once and for all.We hear about trying to use diplomatic channels yet the militants are continuing killing and abducting innocent civilians on daily basis and 200 girls have not yet been rescued.The whole Nigerian govt system is compromised and honestly speaking I don’t understand the role of those in leadership from president to senators. Fight Boko haram please and save Nigeria,unite all you politicians for one common purpose eish…….

    • solomon

      the real evil are the entire north

      • Shehu

        THANKS FOR YOUR COMPLIMENT. BUT THE REAL EVIL IS THERE RIGHT IN YOUR MOTHER’S ROOM. BFP KAWAI!!!

  • Yiljap Abraham

    A relieving boost to the national psyche.

  • stanley

    NIGERIANS ALL WE KNOW HOW TO DO BEST IS TALK TALK AND TALK. AND AS WE TALK WE ASPECT SPIRITS TO COME AND DO THE ACTING…..NONSENS……..IF ONLY WE CAN DO HALF OF WHAT WE TALK NIGERIA WILL BE A BETTER PLACE SO CAN WE STOP TALKING AND START ACTING?

  • Nigerian

    Incredible. Wao that is very fast. The so called giant of Africa army could not have done that. The Kanuris and Hausa-Fulani in the army keep sabotaging operations. Since Jona appointed Gusau what has changed? Instead attacks have increased. It appears the president is under spells. Putting security in the hands of Dasuki and Gusau is like sleeping with your enemies as guards.

    • solomon

      God punish you and your tribe that made it impossible for the government to rescue the girls.

  • longben

    Camerounians will not curse their country and wish death to the other side. They will give informations to their army to help them in their work. Cameroun dont have senators, soldiers and sundry politicians supporting boko haram. Cameroun is a dictatorship but you dont have 1 percent of the noise emanating from Nigeria in their county. Cameroun is rated as the most corrupt country in the world, way below Nigeria but the people dont spend all night and day cursing their president and calling themselves dirty names on the internet. An attack on their country is viewed as an attack on all its citizen therefore they will cooperate with their dictator to fight it. Cameroun does not have APC or wild animals in the guise of politicians threatening to make the country ungovernable. Should i go on???

    • dele

      You were making sense until you introduced the APC angle into it. APC is not in government my friend. there are opposition parties in Cameroon too and the governmnt did not pin the blame on the opposition. It simply did the job it swore to Cameroon`s constituton to do. Here, the government blames people, blames muslims. blame opposition, blame everybody except the government that controls all the apparatus of securty.

      • Shehu

        THIS SHOWS THE INCOMPETENCE OF NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT DUMBO JONAHARAM AND HIS POLITICAL ARMY.

  • Amedu Omoyebagbe

    GEJ is trying his best but his enemies are too many. With everyone’s support and encouragement, a solution will emerge. We can start by reporting any suspicious activities around us.