Cameroon handovers two Boko Haram militants to Nigeria
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Abuja, Feb 16: As part of effort to consolidate on the cordial relationship between the Nigerian Military and their counterpart in Cameroon, Commander of the Cameroonian 1st Battalion, paid a courtesy call to his Nigerian counterpart, Commanding Officer of 121 Task Force Battalion in Pulka and handed over two suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Nigerian unit on Tuesday.
The visiting unit transferred the suspects to Nigeria along Kirawa Junction to Pulka in Borno North East part of Nigeria.According to a statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Nigerian Acting Director Army Public Relations, the cooperation with their neighbours have brought renewed vigour and is yielding fruitful result in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists."Apart from recording tremendous success, troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, have married up with Cameroonian forcesfor joint operations in Kirawa junction."Although they have not met any of the terrorists in the axis of advance, they rescued 8 men, 36 women and 68 children in the area.
" 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."We wish to commiserate with the Cameroonian forces for the incident and the demise of the officer. May his soul rest in peace and give his colleagues speedy recovery.
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 in 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.It is pertinent to report that troops morale in the theatre of operation is very high and they are ever determined to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they may be in the North Eastern part of our country," he said.
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