In a week which filled with reports of hit and run attacks by the dreaded fundamentalist group Boko Haram, Cameroon has recorded some minor success.
The Cameroonian Army yesterday disclosed that a Boko Haram attack was repelled and in the ensuing gunfire, three militants were killed. The attack reportedly took place in Bodo town and spokesman Issa Tchiroma said on Thursday.
“Early Tuesday morning around 3:40am (local time), an enemy column in four-wheel drive vehicles opened fire on positions held by our defence forces.
“There followed violent combat until dawn. Faced with the repost of our soldiers, the aggressors beat a retreat leaving behind three dead, a quantity of weapons and a lot of blood,”
There has been little encouraging news in the fight against Boko Haram despite the set up of a regional force to fight the terrorsits. Nigeria has committed about 20 million dollars in its regional integration with Chad, Niger and Cameroon to fight the militants.