By Simon Ateba/Lagos @simonateba
Populations in Cameroon’s far north region are right now standing along the roads and streets, encouraging Cameroonian troops as they move to Kerawa in an attempt to retake fallen town from Boko Haram
The town of Kerawa in the district of Kolofata in Cameroon’s far north region fell to Boko Haram terrorists on Friday morning and their flag has been hoisted, in another blow to boasts by long serving President Paul Biya that the terrorists will be crushed.
Local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said Boko Haram is now in charge of Kerewa in Kolofata.
This is the first time a Cameroonian town has fallen to Boko Haram.
President Barack Obama deployed 90 troops to Cameroon last week Monday as an advance force of 300 to help the West and Central African country battle Boko Haram.
And President Biya vowed last week that Cameroon will defend itself and crush the terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March.
But with dozens killed in Cameroon this week by Boko Haram and with a town now in the hands of the terrorists, many have begun to say that the long serving President who has ruled the country by decrees