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Four Cameroon anti-Boko Haram soldiers killed in helicopter crash

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<h3>Four Cameroonian soldiers including a General died in a helicopter crash on Sunday while coordinating a combat operation against the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.</h3> <p>The commander, General Jacob Kodji also died in the crash near Bogo, a village in the Far North region, while on an inspection mission, a top military official said. </p> <p>“We have lost four men, including the General (Jacob Kodji)” and a colonel, a senior military official told <span class="caps">AFP</span> on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>They died when the Cameroonian army helicopter crashed in the village, the source added without specifying the cause of the accident.</p> <p>“They were on a mission in Waza Park (Far North) as part of an operation to fight Boko Haram,” he said. </p> <p>The authorities confirmed that the General died with a Colonel and two pilots.</p> <p>General Jacob Kodji was the commander of one of the operations launched by Cameroon against Boko Haram. </p> <p>He was promoted to General in August 2015 by President Paul Biya. He is the first Cameroonian General to be killed in the fight against Boko Haram.</p>
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