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General News of Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Source: Cameroon Concord

Govt confirms report on raids against Boko Haram

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The CPDM government has provided a detailed briefing on the intense fighting going on in the Far North as recorded by Cameroon Concord. State radio and television reported last night that some 1,000 Takfiri Boko Haram militants had actually attacked five villages in northern Cameroon during the weekend seizing a military camp.

Cameroon government sources noted that, "The attacks were carried out simultaneously at the localities of Mokolo, Guirvidig, Waza, Amchide, and Makari, villages along the frontier with Nigeria," on Sunday.

The heavily armed militants also raided a military camp in Achigachia near the Nigerian border and forced the army to abandon the site, said Cameroonian army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck.

"After that, the head of state, Paul Biya ordered the air force to carry out strikes” which compelled the militants to flee the camp, Badjeck added. No official report on casualties has been issued yet, but some sources reported that over 100 civilians have been killed during the attacks.

Boko Haram Takfiris have expanded their assaults in Cameroon in recent months, killing over 40 soldiers and recruiting hundreds from the mainly unemployed youths.

On Friday, at least 30 people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram in Cameroon’s northern village of Mbaljuel, just a few kilometers from the country’s border with Nigeria.

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