Cameroon – Fight against Boko Haram: France donates tactical vehicles to the armed forces

Written by Deckson N.

These are ten French tactical vehicles and five transport trucks, one of which is fully equipped.

France has just made another donation to Cameroon for the fight against the terrorist sect Boko Haram. These are ten French tactical vehicles and five transport trucks, one of which is fully equipped. Gilles Thibault, the French Ambassador to Cameroon officially handed over the donation on November 29, 2016 to Joseph Beti Assomo, Minister of Defense (MINDEF). Vehicles equipped with armaments and transmission equipment are accompanied by precision rifles, helmets and bulletproof vests. The estimated value of this support for the special units of the Cameroonian army engaged at the front is 430 million FCFA.

This second concession of the year 2016 is part of the Franco-Cameroon bilateral military cooperation, strengthened by the signature of a defense partnership agreement on 21 May 2009. It complements the training activities carried out in any other way throughout the year by the French Elements in Gabon. “This material support is one of the concrete manifestations of the strengthening of France’s solidarity with Cameroon in its fight against Boko Haram, announced by the President of the Republic, François Hollande, during his visit to Yaounde on July 3, 2015, “we learn.

It should be noted that, in addition to the training and equipment of special units, military cooperation between France and Cameroon has increased over the past year, particularly in the field of mine clearance and information sharing in order to accompany The fight against terrorist armed groups.

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