Cameroon: two civilians killed by Boko Haram in the far north of the country

Cameroon: two civilians killed by Boko Haram in the far north of the country. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – At least two civilians were killed in the night of Wednesday to Thursday by suspected members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram in the town of Goumouldi in the far north of Cameroon, local sources said Thursday.

The two victims, both men, were members of a local vigilance committee against Boko Haram.

“Since the Boko Haram elements were reported at the border, we organized ourselves, taking turns monitoring the locality.The first team finished and they took over, around 7 pm to finish around 5 o’clock and probably, their attack came “at that time, told Amos Tchendé, also a member of the local vigilance committee.

According to local sources cross-checked, the attackers, about six individuals, came from the border, would have come in search of food.

The Cameroonian authorities have repeatedly called on Boko Haram fighters to lay down their arms and benefit from the protection offered by the National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, created in late 2018 by President Paul Biya.

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