Cameroon Frees Boko Haram Hostages

Twenty out of the 80 people kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon during the weekend have been freed.

According to Cameroon’s defence ministry, the hostages were freed “as defence forces pursued the attackers who were heading back to Nigeria.”

Many of those taken captives in the cross-border attack were said to be children.

The insurgent Islamic group has been attacking towns and villages in north-east Nigeria for several years now, and has begun threatening neighbouring countries.

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