Thursday, 4 September 2014


The Cameroonian authorities have handed over the 246 Nigerian soldiers and customs personnel that fled to the country during a gunfight with the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram.The announcement which was made on Wednesday by Cameroon Radio Television said the security personnel were officially handed over to the commander of the Nigerian military operations in the area.

It would be recalled that on August 25, 2014, about 480 Nigerian soldiers who were fighting Boko Haram in the north eastern part of the country escaped into Cameroon after a fierce gun battle with the sect. A development the Nigerian military authorities termed as: “tactical manoeuvre.”
However, the Cameroonian radio/tv station decline to mention the exact Nigerian border town where the battle occurred, but revealed that 40 Boko Haram members who fled to Fotokol, the Cameroonian side of the border, met their waterloo in the hands of their soldiers.It was also announced that the two vehicles that were recovered from the terrorist were destroyed while one of the Cameroonian soldier was reportedly injured during the three-hour battle with the sect on Monday.

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