Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cameroon rescues abducted wife of vice prime minister from Boko Haram

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Security operatives in Cameroon have rescued wife of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali  that was kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday along with a traditional ruler of Kolofata town, reports BBC Hausa Service.

16 people reportedly died in the rescue operations, although Cameroon information minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said investigations are still going on to ascertain the actual number of people killed.

The Boko Haram members carry out attacks in northern part of Cameroon from Nigeria where they established their base in the Sambisa Forest.

Last week, a Cameroonian court sentenced 14 members of the sect to 20 years imprisonment after they were arrested with weapons in March around Marwa in northern Cameroon, says the BBC Hausa report.

A local religious leader and mayor, Seini Boukar Lamine, was also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home.

Three people were killed during the daring raid.

Boko Haram fighters clashed with the Cameroonian army in cross-border attacks twice since Friday, killing four soldiers.

Cameroon has deployed more than 1,000 soldiers along its border to help combat the Nigerian armed group.

***Hope Nigeria security operatives would learn from Cameroon...**

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