Cameroon says frees 900 Boko Haram hostages in military operation

By REUTERS
December 2, 2015 14:35

YAOUNDE - Cameroon's army, with backing from a regional anti-Boko Haram task force, have killed at least 100 militants from the Islamist militant group and freed 900 people it had held hostage, the army and defense ministry said on Wednesday.

"In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko Haram were killed. Nine hundred hostages detained by Boko Haram were freed," said army spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck.

The defense ministry also cited the same figures in a brief statement on state television.


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