Cameroon Army Kills 100 Boko Haram Members, Frees 900 Hostages

Cameroon’s army, with backing from a regional anti-Boko Haram task force, have killed at least 100 fighters from the Nigerian armed group and freed 900 people it had held hostage, the army and defence ministry said on Wednesday.

“In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko Haram were killed. Nine hundred hostages detained by Boko Haram were freed,” army spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck said.

Joseph Beti Assomo, Cameroon’s Minister of Defence, said an “important stock of weapons and ammunition” and flags belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to which Boko Haram is affiliated, have been seized, according to the news site CameroonWeb.