Politician's wife abducted in deadly Boko Haram attack

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister has been kidnapped by suspected members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram in a raid that left three people dead.

Military commander Felix Nji Formekong said Boko Haram "elements" were still in Kolofata town in northern Cameroon after a clash with soldiers.

He confirmed the country's vice prime minister Ahmadou Ali was escorted away to a neighbouring town during the attack.

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Cameroon vows to hunt down Boko Haram militants

Cameroon's information minister has vowed his country will "leave no stone unturned" in the hunt for Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, after they seized the wife of the country's vice prime minister and killed three people.

Issa Tchiroma said: "I can confirm that the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in Kolofata came under a savage attack from Boko Haram militants."

He added: “We have been a victim of very nasty aggression. We have mobilized all our security and defense forces and the government will leave no stone unturned."

Suspected Boko Haram militants 'kill three' in Cameroon

Suspected members of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have attacked a town in northern Cameroon, killing three people and seizing the wife of the country's vice prime minister.

Military commander Felix Nji Formekong said: "The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you the Boko Haram elements are still in Kolofata town in a clash with our soldiers."

Mr Formekong said vice prime minister Ahmadou Ali was escorted away from the town of Kolofata to the the nearby town of Mora.

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