They were trapped in the bush of Bia, not far from Kolofata in the Far North.
If Boko Haram has resumed with the incursions into Cameroonian land for some time, the terrorists are not less defeated. L’Œil du Sahel of 14 November 2016 reported that three combatants in the group had been shot dead by members of the BIR (Rapid Intervention Battalion) on the night of 10-11 November 2016.
The latter were surprised in the forest of Bia, a locality a few kilometers from Kolofata. A military source told the paper that “there were four of them, armed with Kalashnikovs. Not far from them were two bicycles which certainly served them as means of transport. Before they reacted, they were affected. One of them managed to escape, but three fell on the spot. We have recovered their weapons, “the source said.
The jihadists were in fact ambushed by the army. According to Oumar, a member of Bia’s vigilante committee, “we received information that these people were prowling around the village. We organized ourselves at our level and also informed the BIR elements. So we trapped them and they were caught in the bush. They were carrying assault weapons. The most disgusting thing is that they are children of this locality. They joined the sect several years ago. They certainly came back to commit crimes. They were probably waiting an hour to do something. Fortunately, we caught them in time. “
The Cameroonian army never ceases to inflict setbacks on Boko Haram. On the night of 8-9 November, elements of the 41st Motorized Infantry Battalion (BIM) killed 19 terrorists in Sanda-Wadjiri still in the Kolofata subdivision.