At least three suspected Boko Haram members were killed by the Cameroonian Army on Thursday night in the country’s far north, hours after a suicide bomber killed several people in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, and less than 48 hours to a major security summit to be held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
Local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said the suspected terrorists were gunned down in an area called Goréa in Makary district in Cameroon’s far north during confrontations with the Army.
In Nigeria, a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Thursday and Boko Haram later claimed responsibility for the bombing that also injured at least 20 people.
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, is hosting the Presidents of Cameroon, Niger, Chad, Benin and France and some American and European officials at the Abuja Security Summit on Saturday.
The first of summit took place in Paris in 2014. Boko Haram has killed more than 25, 000 people in Nigeria since 2009 and over 1300 in cameroon since 2013. Hundreds have been gunned down in Chad and Niger.
For now, almost two million people have been displaced and about 500, 000 students pulled out of schools are yet to return.
Mr. Buhari declared in December that Boko Haram had been “technically defeated”, but bombings continue and vast areas remain in the hand of Abubakar Shekau’s men.
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