Cameroonians soldiers have successfully prevented attempted attacks from Boko haram terrorist group in the north of the country according to reports from africanews.com. The website reports that “Suspected Boko Haram militants launched three attacks in northern Cameroon within 24 hours, including a thwarted suicide strike on a camp for people who have been displaced by the conflict, security sources said on Tuesday”.
The Nigeria-based Islamic terrorist group has been carrying cross-border attacks in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, forcing the nations to put I place a joint multilateral task force to neutralize the threats of the group. The 10000 strongman forces put in place by these neighboring countries faced by common enemy Bok haram who had pledged allegiance to ISIS has, succeeded to prevent frequent attacks from the group and liberated many towns and villages in Nigeria which were occupied by the group in the past.
Following its reports this month, International Crisis Group said the attacks by the terrorist on Cameroon soil which had taken the lives of over 1500, people have dropped significantly, from a daily basis to about 6 or eight in a month.
“Between yesterday and today there were three attacks: in Darak, in Diguina and a thwarted kamikaze strike in the Kolofata (camp),” said a senior army source who asked not to be named, referring to three places in the Far North Region of Cameroon.
On Monday, young women armed with explosives attempted to enter a military post for soldiers adjacent to a camp for thousands of people displaced by the militant group.
“We thought it was a beggar at first but then she sped up and refused to stop when we shouted at her so she was neutralized,” said an intelligence source.