The war against Boko Haram in West Africa has been intensified with the with Nigeria’s neighbors Cameroon taking drastic actions that will aid in the fight and eventual eradication of the militants from the region.
At least 60 Cameroonian soldiers are in training with the French soldiers who have a base in Cameroon. The soldiers are being trained in an effort to join the joint operation that is dealing with the Boko Haram.
The Cameroonian soldiers will be supervised by a French operation instruction detachment composing of 8 officers will complete their training in May 15, according to a statement by the French Embassy in Yaoundé.
The Cameroonian soldiers will be trained on mine clearance, defusing of improvised explosives devices that are mainly used by the Boko Haram in the Northern Part of the country. This explosive devices they use to create diversions or create panic allowing a major attack happening.
France has a major air base with 600 troops in N’Djamena, in Chad and an additional 3000 troops in five countries all in an effort to deal with the militias and other Islamic extremists.
The trained Cameroonian soldiers will be additional assets in the major Boko Haram war as they will provide the expertise that most foot soldiers lack. This is a major leap in the war against the extremists in the region.