October 25, 2016

Cameroon’s troops ‘free 900 hostages’ on Boko Haram crisis

Cameroon’s defence minister has announced that the troops have freed 900 hostages captured by the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Joseph Beti Assomo said his forces had also killed around 100 Boko Haram members at the end of November.

There has been no independent confirmation of the operation in Cameroon’s remote Far North region.

It is not clear exactly where the clashes took place, or where Boko Haram’s captives had been held.

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