Cameroon appeals for international military aid to fight Boko Haram

January 9, 2015 1:01 PM

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YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's President Paul Biya has appealed for international military help to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which this week threatened to step up its cross-border raids into the country from Nigeria.

The Nigerian group is part of a "global" movement that has attacked Mali, the Central African Republic and Somalia in its drive to establish its authority from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic, Biya said.

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