28 Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized in Sirdawala (8 km inside Nigerian territory) by Cameroonian Defense Forces acting under the banner of the Multinational Joint Force (FMM) on the night of 22-23 November 2016, according to statements from Cameroon's Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary on Thursday, 24.November 2016 in Yaounde. The Cameroonian defense forces operating received support from Nigerian forces during the operation" Issa Tchiroma said.
The soldiers confiscated lots of military equipments from the insurgents including, 2 assault rifles, 2 fragmentation grenades, 8 boxes of magazines with hundreds of ammunition, spears, arrows, axes, knives, fighting suits ,5 motorcycles and various objects used in the manufacture of explosive devices. Propaganda vehicles from the terrorist group wre also impounded.
Fighters from Boko Haram have killed thousands in their campaign to carve out an Islamist state in their base in northeast Nigeria including areas in neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon.