Cameroon Feeling the Impact of Boko Haram

As a neighboring country to Nigeria, Cameroon is increasingly being impacted by Boko Haram’s attempts to establish an Islamic caliphate there. Here’s my latest for WORLD.

The terror that Boko Haram continues to inflict on Nigeria has spilled into neighboring Cameroon in the form of refugees and direct attacks from the radical Islamist group.

Cameroon’s military fought with Boko Haram militants Sept. 6, killing 100 of them who had crossed into the country to attack the town of Fotokol, Cameroon state media outlets said. The army forced the rest of the fighters back into Nigeria’s Borno state, the birthplace of Boko Haram.

For nearly three weeks in August, Boko Haram controlled the Cameroon village of Ashigashia before the military was able to retake it, Voice of America reported.

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