According to the acting Director of Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Usman, the Cameroonian army handed over suspected two Boko Haram fighters to the Nigerian authorities.
The hand-over is a result of the joint efforts of both Nigerian and Cameroonian security services to combat the threat of Boko Haram.
“The cooperation with our neighbors has brought renewed vigor and is yielding fruitful results in the fight against Boko Haram,” a press release issued by Colonel Usman read in part.
Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and Benin have joined with Nigeria to form a Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) designed to combat the Boko Haram threat. The task force is expected to be comprised of 8,700 troops from all of the member nations.
Unfortunately, the hand-over was not without incident as one of the Cameroonian military vehicles struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
The explosion occurred along the Pulka-Ngoshe road, it left 9 Cameroonian soldiers injured. One of the wounded soldiers, an officer, died during his evacuation to Douala.
Another joint operation, in Kirawa junction, resulted in the rescue of 8 men, 36 women, and 68 children, according to Colonel Usman.
Soldiers of the 113 Battalion reportedly cleared out Boko Haram fighters from camps in the Ngorta and Aritimie villages.
The troops also recovered 12 motorcycles and 2 pick-up trucks after the terrorists fled the advancing soldiers.