U.S. to support Cameroon military in Boko Haram fight

February 18, 2015 10:06 AM

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YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The United States will help Cameroon's army secure equipment to fight Boko Haram, its embassy in Cameroon said on Wednesday, as it deepens its commitment to countering the jihadist group.

Boko Haram militants have killed and kidnapped thousands in a six-year insurgency in Nigeria and are stepping up cross-border attacks on neighbors despite a major regional offensive against them.

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