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In the far north, near towns like Amchide, across the border from Nigeria's Borno state, Boko Haram militants are stepping up attacks and residents are fleeing. Cameroonian soldiers killed four Boko Haram fighters in Amchide on July 20. Last week Boko Haram fighters kidnapped two teenage sons of an influential Muslim cleric in Limani, and attacked a police station in Nariki and killed a policeman.

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Living in 'total fear' of Boko Haram in Cameroon's north

In its biggest-yet single day operation, the military raided the Central Market in Maroua and arrested 40 suspected Boko Haram fighters. Security forces closed off the market, where Boko Haram is said to be hiding weapons for use in Nigeria. Authorities are stepping up security measures to counter the terror group's expansion in Cameroon.

The military discovered a cache of Boko Haram weapons buried in the northern village of Blangoa on June 18, including "35 war weapons, 31 cartridges and 1,218 bullets," and arrested a Chadian man suspected of smuggling arms to the terror group. On June 10, over 300 heavily armed Boko Haram fighters attacked Gorsi Tourou in north Cameroon, burning homes and churches, and looting property. Boko Haram militants are said to be raiding Cameroonian villages and abducting young boys to be used as child soldiers.

Africa facing terrorism "storm"--Senegalese president

Bullets in the classroom: Cameroon students caught in Boko Haram crossfire

State media claimed that Cameroonian forces killed 40 Boko Haram militants yesterday in clashes west of Kousseri, near the borders with Nigeria and Chad. Two Italian nuns and a priest kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in Maroua on April 4 and held in Cameroon have been released.

Cameroon weakest link in fight against Boko Haram: Nigeria

Boko Haram is said to have increased operations in Cameroon. On May 5, Boko Haram attacked gendarmes in the far northern city of Kousseri, killing three, including a woman. Some 200 Cameroonians are reportedly training in Boko Haram camps in Nigeria. Residents of Gamboru in Nigeria who fled a Boko Haram attack chose to stay in Cameroon. Cameroonian forces freed 18 civilians kidnapped by Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic early this month. On May 9, security forces in Youande arrested two men seeking to fly to the US via Brussels with suspected explosives in their hand luggage.

Boko Haram exploits Nigeria's slow military decline

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Fears in Cameroon of Boko Haram recruitment

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped two Italian priests and an elderly Canadian nun in the Maroua district of northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border. The Nigerian military recently confirmed that it is working jointly with Cameroon in efforts against the terrorist group. Mining Minister Mbonde said Cameroon is deploying more border staff to address the increasing flow of "blood diamonds" used to fund armed groups in the Central African Republic.

Nigerian military authorities said at least 288 rifles, 35 rocket-propelled guns, and 35 homemade IEDs, as well as over 50 Cameroonian passports and a jeep, were confiscated after a clash in Abugasse near the border with Chad. The large cache was seized following the arrest of two suspected Boko Haram arms traffickers. Cameroonian authorities arrested three men in the far north on March 26 who are suspected moving weapons for Boko Haram from Chad into Nigeria; a large quantity of weapons was seized, including multiple round rifle and rocket launchers.

Women's harrowing tale of escape from Boko Haram

Nigerian army losing grip on northeast as Islamists rampage

Some 30 suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Cameroon on March 2; Cameroonian forces killed six militants and captured two more near the Nigerian border. One Cameroonian soldier was killed during the clash. The US State Department yesterday offered to provide Cameroon with continued US security assistance in the form of training and technical support.

Nigeria, Cameroon may clash over Boko Haram