About 1,000 suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked five towns in northern Cameroon and briefly occupied a military camp before being chased by the country’s air force Sunday, reports say.
Cameroonian army spokesman, Colonel Didier Badjeck told Reuters that the heavily armed group attacked the military camp in Achigachia near the Nigerian border at around 4 a.m.
The Colonel said the Cameroonian army had to abandon the camp after the extremist group , who attacked with over 1,000 members overpowered them.
He said: “After that, the head of state ordered the air force to carry out strikes. With the bombardment, the fighters were forced to decamp from Achigachia.”
The army spokesman however, could not immediately give the number of casualties from both sides.