|January 2015 raid on Kolofata|
|Part of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
| 1 killed |
The January 2015 raid on Kolofata was an unsuccessful assault on a Cameroonian military base at Kolofata, Far North Region, perpetrated by Boko Haram. The incident occurred on 12 January 2015 coming shortly after another Boko Haram incursion onto Cameroonian soil.
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