MOSCOW, December 18 (Sputnik) — Cameroon military forces announced that they killed 116 Boko Haram extremists, after they launched an attack on a military base in the town of Amchide near the border with Nigeria on Wednesday, as reported by Reuters.
"The response of our forces was swift and appropriate. The attack was repulsed and the attackers neutralized," defense ministry representative, Didier Badjeck, announced, cited by the news agency.
Boko Haram is a militant Islamist organization, responsible for killing more than 5,000 since 2009. It mainly conducts its activities in Nigeria, but sometimes also carries out attacks in neighboring countries.
As reported earlier, Boko Haram militants killed 32 people in the Nigerian village of Gumsuri and kidnapped about 100 more, including women and children.