PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY
Nigerian army soldiers chased and killed about 60 suspected members
of the country’s violent Islamic sect Boko Haram in Cameroon’s territory on Wednesday, PANA learnt from reliable sources Friday.
During the confrontation in the localities of Bankili and Amchide in Cameroon’s northern province, eight Nigerian soldiers and four civilians were also killed.
During the clashes, Cameroonian army soldiers deployed to the localities ensured the protection of the local populations, while Cameroon’s administrative authorities in Bankili and Amichide
intervened to calm frayed nerves, as many locals protested the incursion of the Nigerian troops.
Cameroon northern region is a hotbed of terrorism blamed largely on Boko Haram, which launched its violent campaign in northern Nigeria in 2009, a campaign that has killed thousands.
Cameroon has reinforced security in its northern border with Nigeria, Chad and Central Africa Republic, setting up new military, gendarmerie and police units in the area.