Cameroon government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary says in a statement broadcast on national radio that the Cameroonian army has killed more than 100 Boko Haram fighters seeking to infiltrate the town of Fotokol on the northern tip of the country. The town is separated from the Boko Haram-held Nigerian border town of Gamboru Ngala only by a bridge. In what he describes as a ‘severe setback’ to the Nigeria-based militant group, he says Boko Haram fired two shells into Fotokol around 1 p.m. (0800 EDT):
There were no casualties reported on the Cameroonian side after the attack. Our defence forces responded vigorously with mortar fire aimed at the positions held by units of the Boko Haram terrorist group that was behind the attack. The Cameroonian response resulted in over 100 deaths among the aggressors.