U.S. offers Cameroon vehicles, equipment to fight Boko Haram

The United States for the second time on Wednesday offered Cameroon some military vehicles and equipment so as to help the country to effectively fight and completely eliminate Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram that has been making many incursions in the Far-North Region.

Boko Haram
Boko Haram

“We will continue delivering information, intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance and we will provide assistance in training as necessary as requested by the government of Cameroon,” stated the U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, Michael Stephen Hoza after offering the equipment to Cameroonian Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo.

Boko Haram
Boko Haram
While offering the equipment, he expressed satisfaction over the victories so far recorded by the Cameroon defense forces at the war front, adding that his country is happy with what has already been achieved to be part of the victory against the the terrorist group.

“The combating vehicles and other equipment will double the capacity of Cameroon defense forces at the war front and improve their working conditions to better protect the territorial integrity of Cameroon and its population…We will continue fighting until this terrorist group no longer exists,” he stated.

Boko Haram has made several incursions into the Far-North Region of Cameroon and also sent in many young female suicide bombers who have killed and wounded both many soldiers and civilians in the region, while most of the people living along the western border with Nigeria have escaped and moved further inland for their peace and security, abandoning their businesses and farms. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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