Cameroon “frees” 24 of the 80 hostages held by Boko Haram

The Cameroon Ministry of Defence Spokesperson, Didier Badjeck, said on Monday in Yaoundé that the army has freed 24 of the 80 hostages kidnapped during a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters based in neighbouring Nigeria.

“The Cameroon army is able to free about 24 hostages taken yesterday by Boko Haram in the far north.

“They were freed as defence forces pursued the attackers who were heading back to Nigeria,” he added.

Mr. Badjeck said the kidnapping, which occurred in the north of Cameroon on Sunday around the village of Mabass, was one of the largest abductions on Cameroonian soil.

He said Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and kidnapped hundreds in its bid to carve out an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

The spokesperson said in recent months, it has targeted Cameroon and Niger as it seeks to expand its zone of operations.

Mr. Badjeck said over the weekend, neighbouring Chad has deployed troops to help Cameroon in its efforts to tackle the insurgency in the area.

(Reuters/NAN)


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  • tundemash

    Dumbo should humbly request Cameroon to come help him and his boys’ scout here help free the Chibok girls !!

    • Otile

      Abubakar tundemash, you know very well why the Muslims are fighting hard in 9ja. You all including Boko Haram people know the oil allocation is about to expire, but you want to maintain the status quo. You do not want an Ijaw man be your president. You prefer an illiterate dying Fulani President with a young intelligent, robust Yoruba Vice to succeed him form day one of his collapse.

      If you people happen to rig him in, I know many of you on hearing that he has fallen sick will gather to bury him alive so that Osinbajo Boy will take over. We know what you people are plotting. Sugbon, Allah Ya Sariki.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    The audacity of boko haram bruised in cameroun, because they don’t have their sympathisers among them

    • tundemash

      or because they don’t have a cl0wn-in-chief as a President.

      Read the news again when u are sober from that sniff.

      “The Cameroon army is able to free about 24 hostages taken yesterday by Boko Haram in the far north.”

      Difference is Cameroon govt acted within 24hrs but Dumbo did nothing for 3 weeks, and then we had HipoPatience dramatising on TV !

      • BlackieUmukoro

        You have gone mad again. It could be incurable this time, unless Rev Mbaka lay legs on you Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • tundemash

          the creek monkey has gone off track again !

          Is it true Cameroon govt acted within 24hrs and were able to rescue 24 hostages ?
          Is it true it took Dumbo and his govt. 3 weeks to acknowledge the abduction of 240 young girls by same Boko Haram?

          I keep telling you; stop sniffing that thing they give you at the the amnesty camp !

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Cow dung and chicken droppings must be laid on you urgently, to restore your sanity Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • tundemash

            Creek monkey , does this disprove the facts that;

            Cameroon govt acted within 24hrs and were able to rescue 24 hostages ?
            it took Dumbo and his govt. 3 weeks to acknowledge the abduction of 240 young girls by same Boko Haram?

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Continue to live in self denial. It is part of your tradition and custom Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • tundemash

            Cross-bred Chimpazee, so it is self denial that :

            Cameroon govt acted within 24hrs and were able to rescue 24 hostages ?
            it took Dumbo and his govt. 3 weeks to acknowledge the abduction of 240 young girls by same Boko Haram?

          • BlackieUmukoro

            I surrender. Would you make me your friend. Cheers
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • Guguru

    Nigeria has not rescued a thing. Shameful!!!

  • Mamapikin

    Imagine if Dumbo had acted within the first 24 hours, after the kidnap of Chibok girls, instead of having that illiterate wife of hers summon Nigerian army generals to her backward office to harangue them, telling them no girls were kidnapped! Nigeria once was a major pillar of international security in the region. Nigeria once exported peace and security to troubled areas of west Africa via its peace enforcement initiatives. Now, under the one and dumbest gumbo, Nigeria has become a major exporter of insecurity and terrorism to the region, and the smiling clown wants another tenure in power, to finally bury Nigeria!
    Tufiakwa!!!!

  • Stomach Infrastructure

    Commander In Chief matters. We are getting the right one very soon. GMB all the way, come Febuhari 2014!

  • Thepeople

    Please now tell me and the rest of the world why Jonathan should not be voted out of office. With the way Cameroonian military has acted decisively, Bokoharam would think twice before going to Cameroon again. Jonathan is failure, disappointment and a shame to Nigerians the world over. CHANGE MUST COME TO NIGERIA.

    • Otile

      French Cameroonians do not look down on President Biya because of his ethnic group. French Cameroon does not have too many Fulani Muslims in their government despising the rest of the populace. French Cameroon does not have high ranking Muslim officers sympathetic to Boko Haram. Yaro, ka ji ko?

      • Thepeople

        Excuses, excuses, excuses, I am almost feeling sorry for people trying to defend Jonathan. The man, his persona, and even his mentality defies basic logic. Not all white people like and respect Obama in America for various reasons including the colour of his skin. But he does not fold his hands in defeat but goes out to his job as commander in chief even better than the whites and hence earn their respect. Jonathan by not doing his job only confirms the impression of this imagined people who dislike him.

  • Ekerete Etukudo

    Finally!! So this stale news finally made it to premium times? I can imagine sahara reporters following suit as well. When news emerged about the kidnapping yesterday, all the ‘YORUBA’ media went silent. Now a more “favorable” info for the Yorubas about how some 24 victims were “rescued” brings premium times et al to action. I dey laugh oooo. But then again, is that to say that the other 56 Cameroonian lives don’t matter?

  • Datti

    I wonder how on earth anyone could believe Peter Obi. How about the wastage of the 2015 elections he superintended over in the SE as Jonathan point man for that zone?

  • tope fasua

    thanks Pastor Poju. you get the conversation going back to back each year.