Cameroonian Troops Hand over Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists to Nigeria 

By Augustine Osayande

Cameroonian troops from 1st Battalion operating between Kirawa junction to Pulka have handed over two suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Nigerian unit.
This was disclosed in a press statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.

The Army spokesman said the suspected terrorists were handed over to the Commanding Officer of 121 Task Force Battalion in Pulka during a courtesy call by the Cameroonian troops.

He said the visiting unit assisted with the demining of a section of the road between Kirawa junctions to Pulka

“The cooperation with our neighbours has brought renewed vigour and is yielding fruitful result in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists. Apart from recording tremendous success, troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, have married up with Cameroonian forces for joint operations in Kirawa junction.

“Although they have not met any of the terrorists in the axis of advance, they rescued eight men, 36 women and 68 children in the area.
To further consolidate on the cordial relationship, the Commander of Cameroonian 1st Battalion, paid courtesy call on his counterpart, the Commanding Officer of 121 Task Force Battalion in Pulka. The visiting unit assisted with the demining of a section of the road between Kirawa junction to Pulka and handed over 2 suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Nigerian unit” Usman said.

He added that one of the visiting unit’s vehicle ran into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), buried along Pulka-Ngoshe road in which an officer and 8 of their soldiers sustained injuries. “The officer died while being evacuated to Douala by air. We wish to commiserate with the Cameroonian forces for the incident and the demise of the officer. May his soul rest in peace and give his colleagues speedy recovery” Usman said.

Meanwhile Nigerian troops of 113 Battalion on patrol to Ngwala cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Ngorta and Aritimie villages.

The Army spokeman said the troops also came across the terrorists market at the area and on sighting the troops the suspected Boko Haram terrorists ran and abandoned their supplies.

Usman said the patrol also conducted cordon and search operations around Ngwala and recovered 2 pick up vehicles and 12 motorcycles belonging to the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. The market has been closed indefinitely.

He said the morale in the theatre of operation is very high and they are ever determined to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they may be in the North Eastern part of our country.

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