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Cameroon Security Forces Arrest 4 Boko Haram Terrorists In Kijiyawa

Another set of Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in Cameroon, following a series of onslaught on them.

Cameroon security forces have captured four Boko Haram terrorists in Kijiyawa village situated on the road to Kouyape in the Kolofata council, Mayo-Sava division of the Far North region.

The four heavily armed terrorists were on Tuesday, May 18, captured after a ferocious fight with Cameroon soldiers.

They were members of a group that had razed down several houses in the locality and carted away personal properties and cattle.

This new attack in the Kolofata council area marks the resurgence of fighting in this locality after more than a month of relative calm.

In a related development, Boko Haram insurgents also raided Kerawa town in the same Kolofata council area at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2021, and killed a civilian whose name was given as Oumar Gwandje.

According to a local civil society organisation, Sembe, the terrorists also kidnapped one Blama Mahama Ngoudo and took him away along with several cattle.

Cameroonian security forces had also in the morning of Wednesday, May 16, killed four Boko Haram terrorists in Goldavi, a locality in the Mayo-Moskota division of the Far North region.

“These Boko Haram terrorists are like a multi-headed hydra, you cut one head here and before you know it, another one springs up and starts humbugging the people and attacking military installations,” a political activist declared.

“It would appear the military is yet to realise that cutting one head of a hydra does not kill the monster. They should undertake serious operations that would lead to the complete elimination of the monster itself. But how do they identify the real monster and its real habitation in order to neutralize it too? That is the big question.”


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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