Breaking: Boko Haram Chief Recruiter Arrested

Another senior local government
administrator said by telephone from
Maroua that: “The suspect who was
carrying the bag with the explosives is a
Nigerian. The other two are Cameroonians,
according to their identity card.”
He said the young men, aged about 20,
were suspected Boko Haram militants who
were planning another attack.
Meanwhile, Cameroon has increased troops
and tightened security in the northern
regional capital following the suicide
bombings by suspected Boko Haram
militants from neighboring Nigeria.
It is reported that Cameroon security
officials also carried out a raid on Thursday,
July 30, in Kousseri, some 220 km north of
Maroua, where some 2,000 Nigerians who
were living in Cameroon without permits
were loaded in trucks and taken across the
border.
According to a local administrator, the raid
was part of measures aimed at improving
security and controlling movements along
the border region.
Meanwhile, the leaders of both countries
have pledged to work together to crush the
six-year insurgency which has killed
thousands, spread to neighboring countries
and threatens the stability of the Lake Chad
region.
This agreement was reached on Thursday,
July 30, following a summit in Yaounde.
Boko Haram is fighting to establish an
emirate in northeast Nigeria. The sect which
calls itself the Islamic State’s West Africa
Province (ISWAP), have been said to have
become more offensive since pledging
allegiance to the militant group that controls
large areas of Syria and Iraq.

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