Yaounde, Cameroon — Cameroon says hundreds of civilians like fled Sagme, a northern village on the border with Nigeria, after a Boko Haram assault Saturday that left eight government troops ineffective and 13 wounded, basically based totally on an announcement. The Cameroonian protection pressure deployed to the living and said warring parties were also killed.
Cameroon’s protection pressure says about 90 heavily armed terrorists on six protection pressure tactical autos and several motorcycles entered the nation from Nigeria Saturday, launching assaults on Sagme village.
Sagme is located in Cameroon’s Some distance North space that shares a border with Nigeria’s Borno speak, said to be an epicenter of jihadist neighborhood Boko Haram.
The clicking release by Military Captain Cyrille Serge Atonfack Guemo says the troops fought again but did now no longer train what number of combatants were killed. Guemo said the warring parties escaped to Nigeria carrying our bodies of their ineffective chums.
Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Some distance North space, said six of the Cameroonian troops were killed on the keep while the other two died while being transported to a health heart in the northern city of Maroua. He said many troops suffered severe wounds all the plot throughout the intense shootout with Boko Haram terrorists but managed to flee. Bakari said he is extending the condolences of Cameroon’s President Paul Biya to the households of the troopers killed.
Cameroon’s protection pressure said Biya at as soon as ordered the deployment of extra troops to stable the nation’s territory and civilians.
Bakari said several hundred civilians escaped from Sagme and neighboring villages to the bush for security. He said the fleeing civilians must silent return to their villages because the protection pressure has been redeployed to guard lives and property.
He said those that deem that Boko Haram has been eradicated from northern Cameroon are nasty. He said he is calling on civilians to support the protection pressure fight the terrorists through details sharing.
Bakari said he has asked feeble rulers, the clergy and neighborhood leaders to remobilize self-protection teams, especially along the border with Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has now no longer issued a assertion regarding the assault. However the Multinational Joint Job Pressure of the Lake Chad Basin Fee, comprising troops from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Benin, has acknowledged the incident and said the warring parties crossed over from Nigeria.
Safety analyst and outdated protection pressure spokesman Didier Badjeck says the Cameroonian protection pressure alone can not defeat Boko Haram terrorists.
He said Boko Haram has been infiltrating many localities on the northern border with Nigeria and that it’s a ways terribly advanced for the protection pressure to detect the terrorists if civilians form now no longer collaborate by reporting strangers in all border towns and villages. Badjeck said church buildings and mosques must silent ask civilians to forestall lodging guests and giving strangers meals, pondering that they’re obeying religious teachings.
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Badjeck said warring parties might perchance be disguising themselves as ranchers shifting around in the hunt for meals for their cattle or as farmers visiting markets to promote flowers.
In December 2020, Bakari said Boko Haram was as soon as setting up ties with top officers of his space. The revelation came after Cameroon’s protection pressure arrested Blama Malla, a outdated lawmaker, for allegedly supplying cattle to the Nigerian terrorist neighborhood. Malla was as soon as detained in the northern city of Mora.
Boko Haram terrorists like been battling for 11 years to comprise an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. The battling has unfold to Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin, with traditional killings, burnings of mosques, church buildings, markets and colleges, and assaults on protection pressure installations.
The United Countries reports that Boko Haram violence has killed 30,000 members and displaced about two million in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.