Cameroon protesters call for death of Boko Haram leader

People wave Cameroon's national flag as they take part in a demonstration on February 28, 2015, in downtown Yaounde, against Islamist group Boko HaramYaoundé (AFP) – Several thousand people took to the streets of Cameroon’s capital on Saturday to denounce Boko Haram’s bloody insurgency and call for the killing of the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau. Over the past seven months Cameroonian soldiers have been battling the Nigerian Islamists, which are now locked in a regional fight that also includes soldiers from Nigeria and Chad. Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency, which has left 13,000 dead and forced over a million from their homes, has increasingly spilled over into neighbouring nations. Several ministers led the vocal, but peaceful march, which saw protestors waving the flags of Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria.

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