On 2 and 7 January 2017, the Cameroonian army again took over the locality of Ngoshe, one of the strongholds of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, revealed the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma, during a conference of Organized on 10 January.
According to this member of the government, this operation again resulted in heavy losses for the Islamists of Boko Haram. The latter, it is said, have seen their explosives workshops destroyed, and 150 Nigerian hostages held captive for months to be released by the Cameroonian defense forces, which unfortunately lost three soldiers in the clashes.
This is the second time that the Cameroonian army is launching a major assault on the Nigerian town of Ngoshe, which at that time housed a command center of Boko Haram. Indeed, in February 2016, during an operation called “Arrow Five“, the Cameroonian soldiers there had neutralized 162 terrorists of Boko Haram, and destroyed four factories of explosives.
The Cameroon Defense Forces then lost two officers. They are Lieutenant-Colonel Kwene Ekwele Beltus Honoré, 39, and Captain PipwohYari Emmanuel, 31 years old.