The operations jointly carried out by the elements of the Motorized Infantry Brigade and those of the Rapid Intervention Battalion resulted in the seizure of 644 munitions.
The newspaper L’œil du Sahel reports on 24 November 2016. In the Vina Division, Adamaoua Region, two hostage takers were killed by the elements of the Infantry Brigade (BIM) and those of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR). Of this operation, the newspaper reported that 644 munitions were seized. This situation occurs after the release of three hostages by their abductors on 16 November 2016 in the locality of Ngaoutéré, not far from Likock.
According to indiscretions, this release occurred after the payment of the ransom by the relatives of the hostages. The BRIM informed of the situation therefore decided to carry out a sweep operation of the area. “The hostages had already spent three weeks with their captors. It was when the parents decided to pay the ransom that they were released. The soldiers arrived and exploited the information given to them by the hostages to carry out the operations, “says a local resident.
After a few hours of walking, the soldiers came face to face with the kidnappers. They then opened fire on the police. The response was not long in coming. After exchanges of well-fed shots, two gangsters were killed, 4 kalashnikovs with 4 boxes of chargers, 143 ammunition, a hand grenade and 3 homemade weapons were recovered.
“Several thugs were injured during this operation, but managed to escape,” said a military source. It should be added that the defense forces also seized the telephones and chains usually used to tie the hostages.