Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency that declared several towns in northern Nigeria currently under its control as part of the Islamic state, reportedly suffered heavy casualties following an attack by Cameroonian forces Thursday. Following up a previous attack that killed 27 Boko Haram militants, the attack targeted Gamboru Ngala, a Nigerian town on Cameroon’s border occupied by the Islamic militants.
08/29/2014 Nigeria (Sun News) – Barely 48 hours after Cameroon army killed 27 Boko Haram militants during an attack in a locality near Fotokol in the country’s far-north, the army has again attacked the insurgents, shelling one of their camps across the border and killing “many” fighters, a security official said yesterday.
The source, who spoke to AFP, said the army had shelled the camp on Wednesday evening, two days after the jihadist group had seized control of the town of Gamboru Ngala on the border with Cameroon. “It was tanks stationed on the frontier at Fotokol (on Cameroon’s side of the border) that shelled the camp on the other side,” the source said on condition of anonymity.
“Seen from Fotokol this morning, Gamboru looks empty and smells of death,” he added. “Nobody knows how many Boko Haram members were killed, but it is obvious that many were.” The shelling was confirmed by a local police officer.