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Cameroon – Boko Haram: An operation of the Cameroonian army enabled the capture of several members of Boko Haram in the north-eastern Nigeria

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Written by Deckson N.

The operation was conducted with the collaboration of the Nigerian army on the night of Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Several members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram were captured during a military operation by the Cameroonian troops of the Joint Multinational Force (JMF) of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) in collaboration with the Nigerian military in Gambaru (North East Nigeria) on the night of Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Wednesday, June 8, 2016, reports the Xinhua news agency.

The assault came a day after a deadly attack of the Islamist group that killed thirty Nigerian soldiers and two others from the Nigerian army on Friday in Bosso, South locality of Niger near the border with Nigeria, according to the official toll. During the same night, an attack by Boko Haram against fishermen claimed many victims in Hile Hifa and Darack, two islands of Lake Chad in Cameroonian territory, the same sources reported on Wednesday.

This new operation has especially helped to dismantle another stronghold of Boko Haram in an area near the Cameroon border. We remember that, on 10 and 11 May, a joint offensive of the Cameroonian and Nigerian military had resulted in the arrest of the Emir of Boko Haram, Bukar Kawu and five other leaders and more than fifty fighters of the Islamist group at Kumche in the Madawaya forest in Nigeria.

Though weakened militarily, the Islamic sect, affiliated with the Islamic State organization (IS), has multiplied the cells in its areas of influence, including the North-East of Nigeria.

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