A Cameroon military helicopter crashed near the country's northern border with Nigeria, killing the commander of the central African nation's troops.
Brigadier General Jacob Kodji, Colonel Kameni Alphonse, Lieutenant Tchinda Muluh, Lieutenant Tankam Aurelien, Army mechanic Soulounnya Ngrassou Basile all died in the crash Sunday evening near Bogo, a Cameroon village, while on an inspection mission.
Kodji was coordinating the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.
They were on a mission in Waza Park as part of an operation to battle Boko Haram," a Cameroonian Senior military officer says Gen Kodji was the leader of Emergence 4, the name given to one of the operations launched by Cameroon against Boko Haram. He is the first Cameroonian general to die in the battle against Boko Haram.