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US donates mine-clearing devices to Cameroon

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The United States has donated 22 tons of mine-clearing devices to Cameroon to strengthen its offensive against the Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram, APA can report on Saturday.The equipment include scanner and X-ray, anti-bomb combination, metal detectors, electronic kits, digital cameras, explosive transport boxes, cleaning kits among other devices.

According to the US ambassador to Cameroon Michael Stephen Hoza, the new equipment offered to the Multipurpose Intervention Group of the National Gendarmerie (GPIGN) should allow more detection of booby-trap parcels planted in the theatres of war.

According to the Cameroonian authorities, the equipment received will enable the national defense forces to act effectively in an area that has witnessed numerous civilian and military casualties in the Far North region of the country.

“I am convinced that from now on the spectacle where our valiant soldiers perishing in mine explosions will be nothing but a distant memory,” the Secretary of State to the Minister of Defense, in charge of the national gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam said.

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