Cameroon deploys army as Boko Haram threat rises

Troops have been deployed to all major towns as Cameroon increases security against Boko Haram.

Cameroon deploys army as Boko Haram threat rises

World Bulletin / News Desk

The central African nation of Cameroon deployed troops to all major towns to search people, goods, businesses and even private homes. Now, Cameroonians of all ages are learning to deal with the increased security.

A soldier gives search orders at the main train station in Cameroon’s capital,Yaounde. It is the first time railroad passengers have been asked to line up and pass through a metal detector. If no metal object is found, they are free tocontinue moving and get on their train.

Susan Ngam is a member of the armed forces.

She says the governmentdeployed her and other soldiers to towns across the country after four BokoHaram suicide bombings last month.

"Here we search everybody. We search the customers, we search the employers."

Businessman Emmanuel Ngufor is travelling to northern Cameroon and said that the increased security has led to delays. But he welcomes the effort.

"It is for our security. We can never tell judging from the looks of people. So itmay bean inconvenience but in as much as we know that it is for our good, it is worth it."

Last month, about 60 Cameroonians were killed along the border with theNigerian state of Borno. Nigeria is home to Boko Haram supporters. The militants used female suicide bombers in the four bombings.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ağustos 2015, 11:34