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Cameroon Honours 12 Soldiers Killed by Boko Haram 

Cameroon’s defence minister Joseph Béti Assomo Friday, November 27 posthumously decorated 12 soldiers who recently died fighting Islamist Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon, state media reported.

A medal of valour and courage was pinned on each of the national flag draped caskets of the 12 soldiers at a ceremony that held at the army headquarters in the capital Yaoundé.

A eulogy presented by an army colony at the ceremony described the fallen soldiers as brave patriots, who died defending their country and whose efforts have prevented Boko Haram from controlling an inch of Cameroonian territory.

Just one day after the ceremony, another Cameroonian soldier was killed and one other seriously injured by Boko Haram militants.

Cameroon declared war on Boko Haram about 18 months ago. Since then, hundreds of people, including civilians, soldiers, and the militants, have died in fighting and terrorist attacks.