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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

58 Boko Haram militants detained by Cameroon army

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A Cameroonian soldier looks at the border through binoculars in Amchide, northern Cameroon, 1km from Nigeria. Picture: REINNIER KAZE

The army of Cameroon detained 58 members of the Boko Haram militant group in an operation over the weekend, local media reported.

  The capture came at the end of a weeks-long campaign by the army to track down the militant group that often crosses the border from Nigeria, an unnamed military source was quoted as saying.

Group members were seized along wultiple ith mlong-range arms and approximately 14,000 dollars in the Diamere area of the Far North region, Le Messager reported.

On November 12, the Cameroon army confiscated a load of arms, including rockets, rocket launchers, Kalashnikovs and munitions that were being transported into the country from Chad.
Boko Haram, a radical militant group based primarily in Nigeria, has killed thousands of people during its five-year campaign to establish an Islamic state.

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