Cameroon's Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary has told ITV News' Africa Correspondent John Ray the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 80 people from Cameroon to use them as suicide bombers.
Mr Bakary described the Islamist terror group as "cruel and cowardly" and said the Cameroon government was prepared to chase them "wherever necessary" in order to "root them out".
Troops from Cameroon have rescued up to 30 of the 80 hostages during a cross-border attack in Nigeria.
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