Cameroon forces capture regional Boko Haram chief, free 900 captives

Dec 3, 2015

Cameroon forces capture regional Boko Haram chief, free 900 captives

Cameroon’s army captured a regional Boko Haram chief and freed 900 hostages during a three-day operation near the country’s border with Nigeria, the government said.Aladji Gana, a local chief for the Islamist militant group, was seized by the West African nation’s forces. About 100 ...

Obama deploys 300-strong U.S. force to Cameroon to keep tabs on Boko Haram

Oct 15, 2015

Obama deploys 300-strong U.S. force to Cameroon to keep tabs on Boko Haram

U.S. President Barack Obama will deploy up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations against militant Boko Haram insurgents, he informed Congress on Wednesday.In a letter released by the White House, Obama said 90 personnel had already been deployed, ...

Attackers from Nigeria kill nine, kidnap scores from Cameroonian villages

Aug 5, 2015

Attackers from Nigeria kill nine, kidnap scores from Cameroonian villages

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least nine people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria, a local leader said Tuesday.Heavily armed attackers came from Nigeria into the villages of Tchakarmari and Kangaleri early in ...