Two Cameroonian soldiers have been killed in a landmine explosion in the northern part of the country between the border of Bonderi and Kangarwa villages. The Cameroonian soldiers, who were part of a joint military task force against Boko Haram, were carrying out a foot patrol when they stepped on the mine near the Nigeria border, said Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North Region.
According to authorities in the area, several roads have been riddled with landmines by the Boko Haram who have since killed nearly 2500 Cameroonians between 2014 and 2017.
Cameroon is part of a joint task force against Boko Haram, which also includes Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Benin. Boko Haram has been reduced to hiding in caves in order to escape the onslaught launched against them by the joint task forces operating in the area.