Nigerian Soldiers Flee From Boko Haram to Cameroon


At least 400 Nigerian soldiers have reportedly fled to Cameroon after fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants.


  • Nigeria:  Cameroon Troops Kill 30 Boko Haram Members

    Leadership, 28 August 2014

    Cameroonian authorities have confirmed that the country's military killed 30 suspected Boko Haram militants who attacked areas where 480 Nigerian troops had crossed over to during ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Soldiers in Cameroon

    Voice of America, 27 August 2014

    Cameroon says its military has killed some 30 suspected Boko Haram militants who attacked areas where 480 Nigerian troops had crossed over during a battle with the insurgents. ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Confusion As 480 Soldiers Are Found in Cameroun

    This Day, 26 August 2014

    There was confusion yesterday following the denial by Defence Headquarters (DHQ) that hundreds of Nigerian soldiers had fled into neighbouring Cameroun as a result of a bloody ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  480 Nigerian Troops Cross Into Cameroon

    Daily Trust, 26 August 2014

    Some 480 Nigerian troops yesterday crossed over into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants in the border town of Gamboru in Borno State, a Cameroonian ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  480 Nigerian Soldiers Flee Boko Haram, Take Refuge in Cameroon

    Premium Times, 26 August 2014

    At least 480 Nigerian soldiers have arrived in Cameroon, fleeing fierce fighting against extremist Boko Haram in Borno State weekend. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerian Military Calls Soldiers' Escape to Cameroon 'Tactical Manoeuvre'

    Premium Times, 26 August 2014

    The Nigerian military has admitted that hundreds of government troops have fled heavy fighting with Boko Haram, but said their apparent escape to neighbouring Cameroon was a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'The Nigerian Soldiers Found in Cameroun'- DHQ

    Daily Trust, 25 August 2014

    Defence headquarters in response to reports that about 480 Nigerian soldiers fled to Cameroun, deserting the counter terrorism battle in the north east, said the troops crossed the ... read more »

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  • Nigeria:  Troops Flee Rampaging Boko Haram Fighters

    Vanguard, 26 August 2014

    Hundreds of troops in Gamboru Ngala and Banki towns reportedly fled their duty posts into Cameroon, yesterday, after they ran short of ammunition in their encounter with Boko Haram ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Nigerian Troops 'Flee Into Cameroon'

    Daily Independent, 25 August 2014

    Some 480 Nigerian soldiers have fled into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, Cameroon's army has said. read more »

  • Nigeria:  How Nigerian Soldiers Got to Cameroon

    Leadership, 25 August 2014

    The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has explained that some Nigerian troops found themselves in Cameroon due to sustained battle between them and terrorists around the borders with ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Military Denies Report On Soldiers' Defection to Cameroun

    The Guardian, 25 August 2014

    THE Nigerian Defence Headquarters Monday clarified issues concerning Nigerian troops who found themselves in Cameroun during its fierce battle with terrorists, maintaining that it ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Nigerian Soldiers Flee Boko Haram to Cameroon

    Deutsche Welle, 26 August 2014

    Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have reportedly fled across the border to Cameroon over fears of attacks from the Islamist sect Boko Haram. It comes after the group declared a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Captures Gamboru-Ngala in Borno

    Leadership, 26 August 2014

    Barely 24 hours after Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau resurfaced in a video claiming Gwoza town as "Islamic Caliphate", the sect made further advances in territorial grab by once ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria, Cameroon Troops in a Fierce Battle With Insurgents

    Daily Trust, 25 August 2014

    Over 400 Nigeria soldiers today crossed over to Cameroon after they ran out of ammunitions following a fierce fight with suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Gamboru town of Borno ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  DHQ - Tagging Nigerian Soldiers Found in Cameroun As Defectors, Misleading

    This Day, 25 August 2014

    The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described as inappropriate and misleading, tagging of Nigerian soldiers who while in pursuit of Boko Haram terrorists found themselves in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Cameroon Disarms 480 Fleeing Nigerian Troops

    Leadership, 26 August 2014

    Nigerian troops are forcing Boko Haram terrorists out of Gaborou Ngala which they had attacked on Sunday. The military has also explained why some troops were found in Cameroun. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Insurgency - Nigerians Should Be Represented Fairly in Military - Sheikh Gumi

    Daily Trust, 25 August 2014

    A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Mahmud Gumi, today said it is fair representation of entire Nigerians in the armed forces that would address the alleged atrocities ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Military Launches 'Operation' Against Boko Haram

    Voice of America, 25 August 2014

    Nigeria's military spokesman says the national army launched an "operation" against the violent Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in the country's northwest the ... read more »

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