Monday, May 16, 2016 8:58 am
Boukar Kaou, a Boko Haram commander has been captured by a joint military task force made up of troops from Cameroon and Nigeria.
Kaou, along with five of his lieutenants was captured, during a raid between 10 and 11 May of the Madawaya forest near the border with Cameroon.
The troops killed 58 militants, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, a spokesman for Cameroon’s government said in a statement read on state radio.
No soldiers died and 46 hostages were freed, including 18 women and 28 children, according to the statement.
Three Boko Haram camps were destroyed and a consignment of weapons was found.