More than 30 missing after Cameroon military boat sinks
More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president’s office said. The logistics boat belonging to the Rapid Intervention Brigade, which has fought Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in recent years, was carrying 37 people when it capsized early Sunday morning, the presidency said in a statement. Cameroon has deployed thousands of soldiers to its Far North region to beat back a Boko Haram insurgency that has killed more than 20,000 people in the Lake Chad region and displaced more than 2.7 million.
15 March, 2017 Cameroon says regional forces free 5,000 Boko Haram captives By Sylvain Andzongo YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Regional West African forces freed 5,000 captives from a Boko Haram base in a more than week-long operation that also completely destroyed the militants' hideout in mountains along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, C...
2 June, 2015 ‘Boko Haram’ dismisses Nigeria military claims of success Boko Haram rejected claims from Nigeria's military that it has been routed by a four-nation offensive in a video released online on Tuesday, which does not show the group's leader, Abubakar Shekau. The unidentified speaker, his face obscured by a headscarf, instead called Nigeria, […]
3 March, 2017 UN Security Council shines light on Lake Chad crisis Yaoundé (AFP) - UN Security Council envoys on Friday vowed to turn the spotlight on a "neglected crisis" as they began a mission to the Lake Chad region, where hunger, poverty and a Boko Haram insurgency have triggered a major humanitarian emergency. Straddling Nigeria, Chad, […]
21 March, 2017 Cameroon expelled 2,600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN More than 2,600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, the UN said Tuesday. Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has s...
21 May, 2017 Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including six women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesman said.