U.S. ARMOURED VEHICLES DEPLOYED IN NORTH CAMEROON IN ANTI-BOKO HARAM FIGHT

Cameroonian troops deployed to fight Boko Haram

XINHUA
19 October, 2015
YAOUNDE

Six U.S. armoured vehicles have been deployed in Cameroon to help the country fight the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, a senior Cameroonian military officer based in Maroua of the Far-North Region said on Monday.

The vehicles have arrived in the country less than a week after U.S. President Barack Obama announced a decision to send 300 troops, along with surveillance drones to Cameroon in order to enhance the nation’s effort to counter the terrorist group.

The officer said some members of U.S. troops deployed in the Central African Republic are also expected in the region, who will train the Cameroon defence forces on making good use of the armoured vehicles.

The islamist Boko Haram sect has been using mostly young girls as suicide bombers in the Far-North Region of Cameroon. Its many other attacks along the western border of the country has also forced close to 200,000 farmers and business operators to move further inland for peace and security.

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8 Responses to U.S. ARMOURED VEHICLES DEPLOYED IN NORTH CAMEROON IN ANTI-BOKO HARAM FIGHT

  1. Ola says:

    Thanks for the post Sir Beegs. I’m just wondering aloud, whether these vehicles are being leased or donated to Cameroon, the news piece vaguely states the vehicles would be operated by Cameroonian soldiers although deployed by the US. Either way, good for Cameroon!

  2. colloid says:

    Is there anything “lease” or “donated” by US without the plan of getting twice the “free” gifts back?

    • drag_on says:

      Notice how AFRICOM comes up in your link oga beeg.

      QUOTE

      …’According information from DefenceWeb site, on 25 September 2015, the US Department of Defence said
      that Mack Defense of Allentown, Pennsylvania, would supply 62 APCs to United States Africa Command
      partner nations. Mack Defense on 6 October told IHS Jane’s that all the vehicles are Bastion APCs –
      Acmat is owned by Renault Trucks Defense which along with Mack Defense is part of the Volvo group’

      END.

      Anyway, it looks like one of Igirigi’s cousins.

    • Are James says:

      As one of my friends would put it – ”this is a very “stupid” armoured vehicle”.
      Americans are playing games with this continent.

    • eyimola says:

      Wow. Thats just insulting

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