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Gunfight with Boko Haram terrorists leaves 3 Cameroonian soldiers seriously injured Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 26, 2021


A gunfight in Cameroon on Tuesday left at least three Cameroonian soldiers wounded, a local newspaper reported.

The clashes occurred in a locality called Woromari in the district of Fotokol in Cameroon’s far north, reported Cameroonian newspaper L’Oeil du Sahel.

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Fotokol is located along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon and had witnessed many terror attacks that left many people dead since 2014 when Abubakar Shekau’s men began bombing and burning entire villages.

Estimates are not reliable, but more than 2000 Cameroonian civilians have been bombed to death, shot or beheaded by the Nigeria-based terror organization since 2014.

Boko Haram, which began in Nigeria in 2009, argues that western education is evil and only a true caliphate around the Lake Chad Basin where pure Islam is practiced can bring peace to the area. But many believe the unofficial reason is oil.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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