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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission.
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the far north of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. "On the militant side, there were 116 deaths in Cameroonian territory and unknown damage on the Nigerian side (of the border) after the vigorous riposte of our artillery," he said. There was no independent confirmation of the exchange.