Heavily armed elements of the Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram have attacked Cameroon military positions in Kerawa in the Far North region. Our chief intelligence officer in Maroua who confirmed the incident to us also revealed that the incursion took place early on Thursday.
The Cameroon army responded decisively in clashes that lasted several hours. The attackers were repulsed after heavy fighting. A source deep within the Rapid Intervention Battalion hinted our Yaounde news desk that a dozen assailants and Cameroonian troops were injured.
Cameroon Intelligence Report also gathered that large contingents of defense and security forces were deployed on the night of the 31st of August in the cities of Kolofata and Mora in the Mayo-Sava division.
According to our source, this deployment enabled the closure of the main markets in the towns of Mora and Kolofata where military intelligence had reported the presence of Islamist fighters. After looping, 75 suspected Boko Haram fighters recruited from Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria were arrested.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files from our Maroua and Yaounde Desk