Cameroonian chiefs ask President Paul Biya to give them permission to use witchcraft to fight the deadly Boko Haram sect.
Cameroon's investigative journalist Bisong Etahoben has written on his Twitter account that worried by the continued terror acts some local chiefs have approached their president to grant them authorization to fight off Boko Haram using witchcraft.
He also stated that Cameroon army recently dispersed a gang of over 50 Boko Haram jihadists planning attack on Ashigashiya. According to him 15 insurgents were killed and 2 captured.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Boko Haram sect has been technically defeated.
However, the insurgents continue to launch attacks in Nigeria and neighbouring countries including Cameroon over the past month.
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The armed group was using Cameroon's impoverished far north to stockpile supplies and recruits until the government cracked down last year.
Cameroon is part of an 8,700-strong regional force led by Nigeria against the group, expected to be operational by the end of the year.
Last October, the United States sent up to 300 soldiers, as well as surveillance drones, to Cameroon to assist in the fight against Boko Haram.