RELIGION
01/15/2015 01:54 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2015

Cameroon's Imams Get Computer Training To Fight Boko Haram

YAOUNDE — Muslim clerics, traditional rulers and dignitaries from Cameroon's northern border areas with Nigeria have assembled in Yaounde to be trained in communication technologies and the Internet in order to share information with the military - as part of strategies to combat the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.

Most of the 100 Muslim clerics and traditional rulers assembled at the Yaounde African Institute of Computer Studies are touching a keyboard for the first time.

Laminou Nana, an Imam from Fotokol along the border with Nigeria’s Borno state, says he does not know how to read and write - which makes this training that much harder.

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