Soldiers killed more than 100 members of the militant Islamist group and freed hundreds of hostages, a Cameroon army spokesman says. The claims are difficult to independently verify.
According to reports Monday morning, armed militants with the extremist group Boko Haram have continued to abduct young girls in Nigeria.
What can the U.S. — or anyone — do to return more than 200 abducted girls to their families in Nigeria? And what might happen if the U.S. engages with another violent group of extremists? Retired Gen. Carter Ham, who until last year led the U.S. African Command, says there’s still a chance to help.