Cameroon Gov’t Steps Up Security in Boko Haram Hit Areas

Joseph Beti Assomo

Wednesday, July 6, 2017


Joseph Beti Assomo, Cameroon’s defence Minister, has disclosed measures taken by the government to curb the upsurge of terrorist attacks in the country’s Far North regions.

Speaking to senators on July 5, Minister Beto Assomo enumerated a series of military and defence structures created within the infantry, air force and National Gendarmerie all geared towards combatting the sect.

The Minister said the ongoing recruitment launched at the level of the military, National Gendarmerie and the Police force are intended to get more security forces that will as a matter of priority be deployed to zones that have a high rate of insecurity. According to the Minister, the state has set up the security measures according to the available means and called for the continuous collaboration of the population through vigilante groups.

On the external level, the defence boss pointed out Cameroon’s commitment in the sub region. He said Cameroon has sent forces that are fighting to restore security in the Central African Republic within the framework of the United Nations Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). By trying to secure the Central African Republic, the forces were also securing Cameroon, the Minister stated. He equally disclosed that talks were on going for forces from Cameroon within MINUSCA to be deployed along the borders of the two countries so that they can better secure Cameroon.






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