Armed men suspected to be Boko Haram fighters, hit the Sagme locality in the Far North region of Cameroon on Saturday morning, in an attack that left at least 6 soldiers dead and four others wounded.
The July 24 attack, targeted the Sagme military base in the Fotokol Subdivision, a neighbouring area to Nigeria. Sources have indicated that some of the terrorists disguised as military men and carried out the attack very early in the morning.
“They came around 4:00 am, aboard six vehicles heavily armed and also accompanied by bikes that enabled them to kill six of our soldiers and wound four others, who are being given medical care in hospitals here” Midjiyawa Bakari, Governor of the Far North region.
The Governor also reiterated that “Boko Haram is not yet finished in the Far North region, the people need to play a key role in helping soldiers with information and the vigilante committees need to mobilize themselves like never before” he said.
While extending condolences to the bereaved families, soldiers who battled it out with the terrorists in Sagme, were congratulated for their bravery which helped to limit the number of casualties recorded.