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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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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