The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo, is in the Far North region of Cameroon, under the instructions of the Head of State Paul Biya, to evaluate the security situation in the region.
This follows the recent Boko Haram attacks in the area, especially the Sagme confrontation which took place on the 24th of July, leaving over six soldiers dead and several others wounded. Sources in Maroua have indicated that the injured soldiers are responding positively to treatment at the military hospital.
As part of activities to mark the Minister’s visit, medical reports were presented to the Defense Boss, Beti Assomo, as he began his mission in the Far North. The two-day visit will culminate in a special security meeting on Thursday, 29 July, 2021.
Operations aimed at protecting inhabitants of the Extreme North region from Boko Haram insurgents, will also come under review as well as strategies to permanently eradicate the terrorists.
To gradually put the insecurity situation under control, inhabitants of the conflict-affected area are advised to cooperate with the military, to single out any suspects. Vigilante groups have also been encouraged to remain steadfast and not relent any effort.