This is the promise made by the Minister Delegate for the Presidency in charge of Defense on July 29 in Maroua.
The Minister of Defense ended on Thursday, July 29, 2021, his 48-hour visit to Maroua. Joseph Beti Assomo was dispatched to the Far North regional capital by President Paul Biya, following two recent attacks by the Boko Haram nebula in the towns of Sagmé and Zigague (Logone-et-Chari department). At least 14 people were killed, including 13 soldiers.
At the end of a security meeting which he chaired before his departure from Maroua, MINDEF promised an energetic reaction from the national defense and security forces. “What happened in recent days, believe me, will not remain. not without consequences, will not remain without an appropriate reaction from the Cameroonian army ”, promised Minister Joseph Beti Assomo. A meeting during which Mindef did not want to reveal the response strategy: “I prefer to meet you on the ground in the very near future,” he said.
It is therefore easy to imagine a reinforcement of military personnel and equipment on the front lines of the fight against terrorism in the Far North.
MINDEF also invited the populations of the region “to bring their support to this new phase of the war against Boko Haram“.
The new deal
Also, Joseph Beti Assomo admitted that this is a new phase in the war against Boko Haram which has been engaged in recent months. A new situation which would have started with the death of the historic leader of the terrorist sect, last May.
Aboubakar Shekau was reportedly shot down by a rival militia, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) allegedly captured Boko Haram and redefined the strategy of struggle.
A few days ago, the attack on an Operation Emergence 4 military base in Sagme left eight soldiers dead and around 30 injured. Three days later, another Boko Haram incursion into the Zigue outpost left six dead, including one civilian.