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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1866, tabled on 26 September 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Boko Haram has targeted Northern Cameroon and that there has been an increase in attacks by Boko Haram on towns and villages in Cameroon.

Answered on

13 October 2014

Boko Haram concentrates its attacks in northern Nigeria but is regularly reported to operate in neighbouring countries, including Cameroon. We are aware of the growing evidence of Boko Haram having a presence in Cameroon, and discuss this regularly with the Government of Cameroon and other partners in the region, including at the 3 September meeting in Abuja of regional and international Foreign Ministers, which the Minister for Africa, my hon Friend, the Member for Rochford and Southend East (Mr Duddridge), attended.