Reports reaching NEWS360 INFO reveal that Cameroonian troops, with the support of a regional anti-Boko Haram task force, have killed no fewer than 100 Boko Haram militants and released about 900 persons held hostage by the terrorists.
Cameroon’s army, with backing from a regional force freed 900 people the militants had held hostage, the army and defence ministry said on Wednesday.
Confirming this development, the Army spokesman, Colonel Didier Badjeck said: “In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko Haram were killed. Nine hundred hostages detained by Boko Haram were freed.”
Similarly, the defence ministry cited the same figures in a brief statement aired on the state television.
The hostages were freed during an operation in Nigeria border, where the terrorists have their enclave.