Cameroon troops missing after clashes with Boko Haram
A number of Cameroonian troops have gone missing after Boko Haram militants attacked the northern town of Bonderi on the border with Nigeria, a Cameroonian security official said Thursday.
“We are certain that the assailants are Boko Haram militants,” the official told Anadolu Agency. “We are saddened to have lost some of our men.”
The official added that a number of Cameroonian military vehicles had been seized during clashes with the militants, which erupted in the early hours of Thursday.
He went on to say that reports on the incident – and the casualties that accompanied it – had yet to be finalized.
This is the second attack this month on the border town by suspected Boko Haram militants.
On August 6, the town’s police station came under rocket attack.