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Boko Haram gains foothold in Cameroon, begins recruitment drive

Aug 08, 2014    

Yaounde The Nigerian Islamist movement Boko Haram has recruited and trained hundreds of young Cameroonians to carry out attacks in their own country, according to the police and civilians.As the militant group seeks to gain a foothold in the poor, rural north of Cameroon, experts warn that violence may spread beyond border areas to other parts of the central African country."Boko Haram has recruited many young people" from Cameroon's Far North region, a police officer from the area told AFP on condition of anonymity.The hardline movement, whose loosely translated name means "Wes...

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