Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad on Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.
In a development that may bring relief to the terror-struck people of Nigeria, Chad President on Wednesday said that Islamist group Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau was ousted, adding that the group will be finished by the end of this year.
Nigerian militant group Boko Haram was more active than ever in July, as at least 45 attacks claimed the lives of 714 people -- one-third of all deaths in the first half of 2015, according to data released by security forces and emergency services.
At least seven people were killed and about 20 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon`s northern border, a senior military officer said on Tuesday.
The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome differences in their efforts to crush the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in two days of talks but they failed to announce a breakthrough on issues such as the right of cross-border pursuit.
Cameroon plans to send an additional 2,000 soldiers to its Far North region after three suicide bomb attacks in regional capital Maroua in the past week by suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group, state radio said on Monday.
Three villagers were beheaded during weekend raids in Cameroon by Boko Haram insurgents from neighbouring Nigeria, who killed another four people in a separate raid overnight, security forces said Monday.
At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings there suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram.