Cameroonian armed forces, launched last Friday, a special operation in the Lake Chad, to neutralize Boko Haram, we learn from a safe source.
Cameroonian Special defense forces, under the banner of Sector 1 of the Joint Multinational Force (JMF) based in Mora (Far North), supported by Alpha operations and Emergence 4 lead since Friday, a military offensive in the Lake Chad.
The strategists of the army, present the current operation as the largest, ever conducted by the Cameroonian defense forces since the outbreak of the war against Boko Haram, which has pledged allegiance to the organization of the Islamic State and now calls itself “Islamic state in West Africa. ”
The last special operation conducted by the Cameroonian defense forces, on 10 and 11 May 2016, against the bases of Boko Haram in Madawaya forest in Nigerian territory had resulted in the neutralization and the complete destruction of three camps of the sect.
The Emir of Boko Haram in Kumshe, called Boukar KAOU, otherwise a formidable war leader of the terrorist group, was captured along with five of his fellow fighters.
Also during this operation, 58 terrorists of Boko Haram were neutralized, several weapons recovered, including three AK47 assault rifles, 02 FAL assault rifles, 18 hunting and trafficking weapons. The booty was presented to the media.
This new operation, we learn, is triggered by the Cameroonian authorities, at the same time as another, led by the Chadian army that supports that of Niger at Bosso, where the Islamist sect recently caused numerous casualties in the ranks of regular forces and among civilians.
While in Cameroon, four civilians were killed in the night of June 23 to 24, in an attack attributed to Boko Haram. The abuses took place at Gouzoudoum (Kolofata subdivision) and Kaldjiwa (Mora subdivision), in the Mayo-Sava division, region of the far north of Cameroon.