Cameroon army captures dozens of Boko Haram militants

By admin
17 November 2014

The army of Cameroon detained 58 members of the Boko Haram militant group in an operation over the weekend, local media reported Monday.

The capture came at the end of a weeks-long campaign by the army to track down the militant group that often crosses the border from Nigeria, an unnamed military source was quoted as saying.

Group members were seized along with multiple long-range arms and approximately 14,000 dollars in the Diamere area of the Far North region, Le Messager reported.

On November 12, the Cameroon army confiscated a load of arms, including rockets, rocket launchers, Kalashnikovs and munitions that were being transported into the country from Chad.

Boko Haram, a radical militant group based primarily in Nigeria, has killed thousands of people during its five-year campaign to establish an Islamic state.

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