Feb 19, 2015 – Picture: Nigerian Army APC, Armoured Personnel Carrier Stolen By Boko Haram Recovered By Cameroon Troops After 3 Hours Of Battle That Killed 94 Terrorists
Gallant Cameroonian soldiers have recovered a Nigerian armoured personnel carrier stolen by Boko Haram after an attack on Gwoza in 2014.
The war machine partially covered with blood and riddled with bullets was towed into an army base in Northern Cameroon yesterday.
The APC still bears the insignia “PMF Training College, Gwoza” along its flank and partially obscured by Boko Haram Arabic logo.
On Monday, the insurgents used the stolen APC to ambush an army patrol in Cameroon killing 5 and wounding 7 before they bombarded a nearby Cameroonian army camp.
After a fire for fire battle that lasted for 3 hours, Cameroonian troops repulsed the attack and killed 94 Boko Haram terrorists.
According to officials, farmers discovered 8 more bodies of the militants in fields on Tuesday.
A look inside the recovered APC showed a pool of blood and dozens of used cartridges. The side windows had been pierced by several heavy machine gun rounds.
The APC was towed into Waza army camp yesterday.
Major Oumar Nchankou, the head of the special Cameroonian forces that overcame Boko Haram in Waza said he considered himself luck to have escape alive after 2 rockets hit his vehicle in the ambush attack by Boko Haram.
“The combat was of a rare intensity. This was something we had not witnessed before,”“It showed that we are fighting an fighting an enemy that knows what it is doing,” – Major Oumar told reporters yesterday.