Updated: March 3, 2021
Boko Haram terrorists killed at least five Cameroonian soldiers on Monday night, in one of the bloodiest attacks against security forces in the African country.
The bloody confrontations took place in the town of Sagme in Fotokol, Cameroon’s far north, reported local newspsper, L’Oeil du Sahel.
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Fotokol is located around the Nigerian-Cameroonian border.
The newspaper published the picture of Joly Nkomo and described him as one of the five soldiers killed by Boko Haram on Monday night.
The late Joly Nkomo, Cameroonian soldier killed by Boko Haram on March 2, 2018. Photo: L’Oeil du Sahel.
Boko Haram has been waging a bloody war in Cameroon since 2014 and in Nigeria since 2009. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions have been displaced. Thousands of schools remain shut.
The militants say western education and way of life are evil, and are trying to create a caliphate around the Lake Chad Basin where only pure Islam would be practiced.
But many believe the real reason is oil, not religion.