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Cameroon Boko Haram Hostages Freed US to send 300 troops to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reinnier KAZE / AFP) (Photo credit should read REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images) Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo credit REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)The Cameroonian government on Saturday provided material and financial support to community defense forces, otherwise known as vigilante groups, in the country’s Far North region to fight against Boko Haram.“This is a period when children will be returning to school and most of the vigilante groups have to intensify their activities to focus their attention on the protection of the civilians and the national territory. That is why the head of state decided to assist them materially and financially,” the region’s governor, Midjiyawa Bakary told reporters during a ceremony held in Logone and Shari division to hand over the assistance.“Vigilante groups have been very instrumental in our fight” against Boko Haram and this assistance will go a long way to encourage and enhance their activities, Bakary added.The assistance includes motorcycles, torchlights, telephones, hand metal detectors, raincoats, boats and financial supports.According to the Cameroon army, the vigilantes, totaling some 14,000 in the region, have since 2014 provided critical intelligence to Cameroonian forces and sometimes confronted jihadists directly.Boko Haram has killed about 2,000 people in Cameroon since 2014, according to local media quoting international NGOs.Related Boko Haram attack kills 11 in Cameroon
Embed from Getty Images Ryan Fredericks is close to completing a move to West Ham.The Hammersmith-born Fredericks, who is out of contract, played a key role in Fulham’s promotion-winning campaign.He has been offered a new deal but is set to leave despite the play-off triumph which secured a return to the top flight for Fulham after a four-year absence.AdChoices广告The 25-year-old’s representatives have been in discussions with West Ham and an agreement now seems to be close.Fredericks, who started his career at Tottenham and made his senior debut during a loan spell at Brentford, joined Fulham from Bristol City in 2015.He has made 114 appearances for the Whites, with 48 of them coming last season. See also:Fulham win at Wembley to return to Premier LeagueFulham v Aston Villa: play-off final player ratingsJokanovic wants Fulham to spend after promotion triumphWest Ham confirm signing of FredericksFulham want Jokanovic to sign new contract Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Tyler Stoddard became a first-time IMCA Modified Empire State Series winner on July 15 at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The win was also his first in the division since 2015 and came after “a ton” of second-place showings. (Photo by Mojo Photos)CENTER LISLE, N.Y. (July 15) – Tyler Stoddard has seen a lot of countryside traveling to a lot of different tracks over the seven years he’s followed the Empire State Series for IMCA Modifieds.On Saturday, he got his first view of the tour from victory lane.Stoddard won his first career series feature, and first IMCA Modified event since 2015, at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The 2016 tour runner-up noted that he’d made one small adjustment, suggested by car builder Bob Bills by text earlier in the day.“It seems like I’ve always been the bridesmaid. I’ve got a ton of second-place finishes,” he said. “This win was just unbelievable especially because going into this race we had been having setup issues with the car.”Stoddard started outside pole and fell back to third briefly before getting the second spot, behind Gary Lamphere.Three early cautions came out but Stoddard had the lead before midway in the 20-lapper.Lapped traffic was not a factor as Bumps Scott, Rich Michael Jr., Will Ward and Keith Jack Lamphere chased Stoddard to the $750 checkers.“Once I got out front I just put it on cruise control and concentrated on hitting my marks,” Stoddard said.Feature results – 1. Tyler Stoddard; 2. Bumps Scutt; 3. Rich Michael Jr.; 4. Will Ward; 5. Keith Jack Lamphere; 6. Gary Roberts; 7. Rodney Morgan; 8. Ray McClure; 9. Mike Stoddard; 10. Gary Lamphere; 11. Billy Ward; 12. Keith Lamphere Sr.; 13. Dan Searles; 14. Eric Boynton; 15. Brad Smith.