BREAKING: Boko Haram Kills Cameroonian Soldier, Chief Warrant Officer Amougou

Although we are headquartered in Washington D.C. USA, our reporters and editors are working around the globe to cover what you care about. We invite you to donate to our fundraiser to help us keep our quality news free and available for all.


A Cameroonian soldier, a chief warrant officer simply identified by a newspaper as Amougou, has been killed by a landmine buried by Boko Haram, the ruthless killers wreaking havoc in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said Mr. Amougou was killed on Tuesday morning after he or his vehicle climbed a landmine buried by Boko Haram between Gouzda Vreket and Zamga in Cameroon’s far north where the insurgency, begun in Nigeria in 2009 and expanded to Cameroon since 2014, remains very active.

Since 2014, hundreds of soldiers and policemen have died fighting Boko Haram in Cameroon, while thousands of civilians have paid the supreme price there as well. Hundreds of thousands of Cameroonians have also been displaced, leaving behind their ancestral lands and all means of livelihood.

Construction of some major roads and schools have also been abandoned in Cameroon’s far north, with workers too scared to return to work.

In Nigeria, where the attacks by Boko Haram began in 2009, more than 25, 000 people have been killed, and over two million people who fled their homes remain displaced. More attacks and bloodshed came in late last week.

And, despite assurances from Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari, and his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, that the terrorists would soon or have been defeated, many people continue to pay with their lives.

In the case of Cameroon, President Biya has not even visited the far north region since the insurgency began there in 2014, and when over 30 soldiers were killed by the terrorists and their bodies flown close to the Presidential palace in Yaounde, Mr. Biya, who spends sometimes months abroad, did not attend an event organised to honour them as fallen heroes.


[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

TODAY NEWS AFRICAhttps://todaynewsafrica.com
TODAY NEWS AFRICA is registered and headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. Our publication is widely read, respected and influential. By providing daily answers to questions our readers have about the people, the businesses and the continent of Africa, we are reaching a diverse and wide audience from around the world. Our readers, many of them world leaders, trust us because we are independent and truthful. Our advertisers understand the difference between news, views and ads. Contact us: contactus@todaynewsafrica.com


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now



WHO says only $35 billion needed to end acute phase of COVID-19 in the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) says $35 billion is still needed to end the acute phase of COVID-19 pandemic through the...

After first recognizing only the richest Nigerian on Time list of 100 most influential people in 2020, Buhari finally congratulates polio eradication champion Dr. Tunji Funsho

After first recognizing only the richest Nigerian on Time list of 100 most influential people in 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari on...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he’s okay with money politics and vote buying

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday he is okay with money politics and vote buying but against election violence.

Rights group calls for “urgent changes” ahead of October presidential vote in Guinea

A human rights organization on Friday called for "urgent changes" ahead of October presidential vote in Guinea, citing legislative elections and...

WHO says social and environmental factors behind Africa’s low COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two...


Damning report finds detainees in Iran were sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue of...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on...

WHO and UNICEF sign 10-year partnership to promote mental health of children and adolescents

 A new partnership between WHO and UNICEF is calling for key actions in universal health coverage, mental health, emergencies and nutrition

Bill Gates praises Africa’s response to COVID-19 but warns against collateral damage

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Sunday praised Africa's response to the novel coronavirus but warned against collateral damage, including a drastic...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

WHO says only $35 billion needed to end acute phase of COVID-19 in the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) says $35 billion is still needed to end the acute phase of COVID-19 pandemic through the ACT-Accelerator initiative.The ACT-Accelerator's goal is to develop new tools, produce and delivere 2 billion vaccine doses, 245 million treatments and 500 million diagnostic tests over the next year.It is the only global initiative...

Stay connected


[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]