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Video: The war against Boko Haram's suicide bombers in Cameroon

The far north region of Cameroon is frequently the target of deadly Boko Haram attacks, with the bombings most often perpetrated by suicide bombers. A team of FRANCE 24 journalists embedded with the Cameroonian army report from the front line as the troops battle this hotbed of terrorism in Central Africa.

The region around Maroua, the provincial capital of the far north region of Cameroon, is regularly hit by suicide attacks, including many committed by girls and boys transformed into human bombs in Boko Haram camps in neighbouring Nigeria.

Since the Nigerian Islamists, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, first attacked Cameroonian territory in 2013, hundreds of people have been killed in attacks and bombings in the far north region.

Preventing jihadists from reaching Cameroon by crossing the porous border has become a crucial mission for the Cameroonian army, which is on the front line to defend the country and prevent the infiltration of suicide bombers.
 

By Patrick FANDIO , Frédéric RAMBIER

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