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Nigeria, Cameroon army destroy Boko Haram explosive factory

Nigeria, Cameroon army destroy Boko Haram explosive factory


The Cameroonian and Nigerian armies have destroyed a factory of explosives belonging to Boko Haram on Nigerian territory.

A recent special operation of both countries’ armed forces on the Nigerian territory led to the destruction of a Boko Haram factory used for the manufacturing of explosives in Ghoshi, northeast Nigeria, a top management official of the Cameroonian army revealed.

The army killed about ten members of Boko Haram and captured hundred others in the operation.

However, two Cameroonian military officers died as a result of the operation.

Captain Yari Emmanuel was killed at the war front while Colonel Beltus Kwene died on Monday as a result of injuries sustained from a landmine explosion.

According to the south zone commander of the alpha operation in Kolofata, Kwene succumbed to serious injuries and later died in the hospital.

The landmine is said to have set off when he drove past on the undetected explosive device allegedly planted by the Boko Haram terrorists.

He is the highest ranking Cameroonian military official to have fallen at the war front in the fight against Boko Haram.

Over 27 insurgents were killed while the Cameroonian side lost the young Captain Emmanuel Yari.