The Cameroon Army Monday, April 26, repelled a Boko Haram attack on the Nigerian town of Wulgo, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria not far from the Cameroonian sub-division of Fotokol in the Far North region of Cameroon, the army spokesperson said.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday, April 28, by Navy Captain Atonfack Guemo Cyrille Serge, the Head of the Communication Unit of the Cameroon Army, the said Nigerian locality of Wulgo was “guarded by elements of the Cameroon defence forces within the purview of operations to combat the Boko Haram terrorist sect.”
The said operation, led by Sector 1 of the Multinational Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, was attacked on Monday evening. The troops were ambushed by heavily armed fighters on board several light tactical vehicles.
The statement revealed that “after violent clashes, the insurgents were routed and several of their weapons and equipment seized.” The MNJTF recorded no losses while killing several terrorists, immobilising six tactical vehicles and reclaiming several weapons.
The army spokesperson revealed that the troops remain on “high alert to continue to face the onslaughts of the Boko Haram terrorist hydra whose incursions are recurrent.”
HumAngle reports that the Nigerian military pushed back attacks by Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, April 26 targeting Wulgo and Gwoza in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria.
ISWAP broke away from Abubakar Shekau led Boko Haram in 2016.
Local sources told HumAngle that Nigerian troops were engaged in fierce clashes with ISWAP in Wulgo town in Ngala Local Government Area located in the central part of Borno State.
The town is adjacent to the border with Cameroon.