Saturday, June 15, 2019

Boko Haram: 07 Anglophones among soldiers killed in Darak

According to the list of soldiers killed in a recent Boko Haram attack in Darak on Sunday and Monday, seven are English-speaking - five from the North West region and two from the South West region.

Beti Assomo Joseph, Cameroon's Deputy Minister of Defense at the Presidency of the Republic, said on Wednesday that 16 soldiers of the defense forces were killed when jihadist fighters belonging to the Boko Haram group in Darak, a locality in the region. from the Far North.

The five people killed in the North West are: Ajang Fidelis Aduck, Bawe Maurice Nfoa, Biambeh Felix Biambeh, Ambe Abraham Foruwa and Nkwafor Mohamed. The North West region seems to be the most affected by the Darak attack, based on the number of soldiers who so bravely defend their homeland but die in the line of duty against the Boko Haram terrorists.

Solomon Ngolle and Ndive Lawrence James of the South West fell in Dakar while defending the homeland.

The Central region has three soldiers killed in the battle of Darak. They include: David Bertin Baleng, Claude Eloundou Arnaud and Minlend Nyobe.

Other brave soldiers who fell in Darak include Mamoudou Gambo from Adamaoua Region, Mawouli Jean from the Far North, Maton Ngaman Parfait from the Eastern Region, Djondo James and Kwamo Jefferson Clinthon from the region of the West and Minsoko Giresse Armand of the South Region.

The incident occurred on the night of Sunday, June 9 to Monday, June 10, 2019 when 300 fighters of the terrorist group Boko Haram, heavily armed, attacked Darak in the Logone and Chari division of the Far North region, the minister said in a statement.

The response of the Cameroonian defense forces attached to Sector No. 1 of the Multinational Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin resulted in a fierce exchange of arms that lasted several hours.

After taking control of the situation, the government presents the record of the night shooting.

16 soldiers were shot dead and eight others wounded, the government said in a press release. Brave wounded soldiers would be in a stable condition and would have been evacuated to specialized medical facilities for treatment.

Of the civilians, eight were killed and one wounded. The injured would be in a stable state of health at the hospital.

According to the defense minister, 64 Boko Haram fighters were neutralized (killed), eight captured and many others wounded while fleeing, while three heavy machines belonging to the attackers were destroyed.

The Minister Delegate of Cameroon to the Presidency of the Republic in charge of Defense presented to the bereaved families the condolences of the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, and his wishes for a speedy recovery for the wounded.

The decade-long Boko Haram uprising to establish a radical Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria, which has killed more than 27,000 people and left 1.8 million homeless, has spread in neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

An anti-Boko Haram force regrouping soldiers from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria has been set up but is still struggling to get the group out of the troubled region of Lake Chad.

The latest attack by the jihadist group is by far the deadliest in recent months, which has seen a resurgence of violence after a period of calm last year.