Cameroonian soldiers have expressed worry that the number of Boko Haram terrorists keep increasing even though they have killed plenty of them.
According to Col. Joseph Nouma, commander of Operation ALPHA, a special military operation set up by Cameroon’s government to fight the Nigerian terrorist group, the number of militants may be greater than is widely believed, CNN reports.
Cameroon’s security forces believe the terrorist sect is now recruiting in the country.
“We don’t doubt that Boko Haram is recruiting in Cameroon,” said Col. Joseph Nouma.
He explained that most of the communities bordering Nigeria have been emptied of men between the ages of 10 and 45 as many of them are found training with the insurgents across the Nigerian border.
He pointed out that this was making it difficult for Cameroon’s defense forces to adequately estimate the power of the sect, adding that there is no reliable estimate of the group’s strength.
Nouma said: “We kill them, but they keep on coming.”
“Boko Haram is a permanent metamorphosis, dying every day but recruiting every day as well, and this complicates a lot of things for us,” Col. Jacob Kodji, interim commander of the 4th Military Region added.