Eight members of Boko Haram killed by the army in the Far North of Cameroon

Eight members of the Boko Haram terrorist group were killed on Saturday by Cameroonian defense forces during an operation in the Far North of the country, local security sources reported.

Soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) ambushed a commando from the Boko Haram group in the early hours of the morning of February 24 in Igawa, a locality located in the Cameroonian department of Mayo-Sava, on the border with Nigeria.

This operation made it possible to seize 2 rifles belonging to the terrorists, the security sources were quoted by the media as saying.

Since 2014, the Far North region of Cameroon has been plagued by attacks perpetrated by the Boko Haram group, which also rages in the border regions of Nigeria.