Boko Haram landmine kills Cameroon officer on visit to Nigerian side

Boko Haram landmine kills Cameroon officer on visit to Nigerian side

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:50 am


Lt. Col. Georgi Kwene, right, with  his Nigerian  counterpart before the mine accident

Lt. Col. Georgi Kwene, right, with his Nigerian counterpart before the mine accident

Nigerian and Cameroonian troops have linked up and have started collaborating at the Kirawa junction, one of the border areas.

Although the collaboration between Cameroon and troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, have not met any of the terrorists in the axis of advance, they rescued 8 men, 36 women and 68 children in the area.

According to a statement by army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, to further consolidate on the cordial relationship, the Commander of Cameroonian 1st Battalion, visited his counterpart, the Commanding Officer of 121 Task Force Battalion in Pulka.

The visiting unit assisted with the de-mining of a section of the road between Kirawa Junction to Pulka and handed over 2 suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Nigerian unit.

”Sadly however, one of the visiting unit’s vehicle ran into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), buried along Pulka-Ngoshe road in which an officer and 8 of their soldiers sustained injuries.

”Unfortunately, the officer died while being evacuated to Douala by air,” Usman said

”Similarly, troops of 113 Battalion on patrol to Ngwala cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Ngorta and Aritimie villages. The troops also came across the terrorists market at the area. However, on sighting the troops the suspected Boko Haram terrorists ran and abandoned their supplies.

”The patrol also conducted cordon and search operations around Ngwala and recovered 2 pick up vehicles and 12 motorcycles belonging to the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. The market has been closed indefinitely.”

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