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Cameroon : 7 dead in a new Boko Haram attack

At least seven villagers from Blangoua, in the Far-North region, were killed, following a new incursion by the terrorist group in Cameroonian territory, Monday, April 22, 2019
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04/24/2019 - 22:49
Mike Biya
Rédacteur cameroun-online

The resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in communities near the border with Nigeria is confirmed. In a new attack, on Monday night, at least 7 civilians were killed in the area. The attack took place in the village of Blangoua, in the Logone and Chari department, local Cameroonian sources said.

"Boko Haram terrorists attacked the town of Blangoua that night and killed seven people," Bangloua Mayor Mahamat Abakalia told the Anadolu news agency. Adding that "the victims are displaced from Lake Chad", having fled the violence of the jihadist sect.

According to concordant sources, about thirty people were arrested on April 14, in this locality, by the security forces. All were suspected of belonging to the jihadist group.

In recent months, the hordes of Boko Haram multiply sporadic attacks in Cameroonian territory. Throwing the specter of a new cycle of violence. But also in neighboring countries, particularly in Niger and Chad.

"We are recording an increase in the frequency of attacks during the Ramadan period. The terrorists, at this time, hope to multiply their targets. I call the populations of the Far-North and its surroundings to be more vigilant from May 6th. The army will also be alert, "said Governor Midjiyawa Bakary.

On the night of Thursday to Friday, April 19, 2019 already, a previous attack had made 11 dead. The jihadists infiltrated the village of Charkamari, 7 kilometers from the town of Mora, and set dozens of houses on fire. Burning alive a dozen people, including "old men and children". Either the deadliest attack on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon for several months.

More than 27,000 people have been killed since the start of Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria in 2009. At the same time, 1.8 million displaced people and refugees fled the violence.

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