Elements of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR)
Three soldiers of the Operation Alpha Center of the Intervention Rapide Battalion (BIR) have lost their lives in Nigeria.
In its January 9, 2017 edition, the daily newspaper Le Jour reports their bodies were found on 7 January on Mount Iyawa.
On the cause of their death, the newspaper said that “they were probably killed in violent fighting between the Cameroonian soldiers engaged in Operation Thunder”. An operation that began on December 22, 2016 between the Cameroonian military and the terrorists group of Boko Haram.
On the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the three Cameroonian soldiers, the newspaper reported that an artillery shelling campaign took place from 4 to 6 January 2017 on Mount Iyawa where the remains of the soldiers were found, Located not far from Ngoshe.
In addition to the deaths recorded , the Cameroonian army also has many wounded who have been evacuated to the city of Maroua in the Far North Region for better care. The members of the sect also carried two Cameroonian weapons.
As a reminder, on 2 January, Fubert Godwe, a Cameroonian soldier of 2nd class, lost his life in Nigeria. Also engaged in Operation Thunder 1 of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, the vehicle on which he was with his brothers-in-arms jumped on an improvised explosive device..￼