The Nigeria-base terrorist group appears to be bouncing back after reports that it had been weakened and chased out of its hideout.
Reports from the Far North region say Boko Haram insurgents have attacked one of the camps of the Joint Multinational Taskforce set up by countries in the Lake Chad basin to fight against terrorism. The attack on the camp in Gede, a few kilometres from Fotokol along the border with Nigeria, took place on the night of May 5.
It would appear the assailants thought they were going to take soldiers unawares in their sleep. But reports say soldiers of the joint multinational taskforce returned fire immediately the terrorists started firing. French Language daily, Le Jour reported the Boko haram fighters ran helter skelter across the river back into Nigeria.
They dropped some of their weapons as they hurried back into hiding. Le Jour says traces of blood could be found along the tracks of the terrorists, but could not find a single dead body after a thorough search the following morning.
The attack comes at a time when security forces in Cameroon and Nigeria are claiming victory of the so-called Islamic terror group. The insurgents had however, in the past couple of years, resorted to suicide bombings and robbing farmers for food and livestock like petit thieves. It was also reported that the group had been chased out of its base from where it escaped to the Mandara Mountains.