'We are Dealing With a Lawless Enemy'- Cameroon Steps up Fight Against Boko Haram



Cameroon’s army chief has been sent to the north of the country to beef up the battle against the islamist Boko Haram sect.

Following a series of cross-border incursions and kidnappings, President Paul Biya said on Saturday that he was also sending more troops and military supplies to the area.

The announcement comes ahead of a key US-Africa summit hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington where the fight against terrorism is expected to top the agenda.

“In the last few weeks our forces have made important advances against Boko Haram, but it is a long fight,” Biya told reporters.

“We are dealing with a lawless enemy, which attacks in the night, who cut the throats of their victims.”

He also plans to use the US-Africa summit to garner support for a “regional strategy” to counter the threat posed by Boko Haram, because "it is an international terrorist movement, we should take action internationally,” he said.

Source: #Vanguard

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