Maroua: Boko Haram kills 3 in dawn ambush 0

Three people were killed in an attack attributed to Boko Haram last night in the small border town of Dzaba, in the Mayo Moskota Division in the Far North region of La Republique du Cameroun. Security officials operating within the area say 9 people including women and children are missing.

According to another community source, the missing persons were kidnapped by militants of the Nigerian Islamic sect. We also gathered that 48 businesses and homes were burnt down by Boko Haram assailants during the attack.

Amnesty International recently reported that Boko Haram has killed at least 158 civilians since April 2017 in Cameroon, in armed attacks and suicide bombings. This is four times more than in the first five months of the year.

This upsurge in attacks is occurring in a context where the Nigerian Islamic sect, which has paid allegiance to the organization of the Islamic state and is now called the Islamic Province in West Africa, was announced militarily weakened.

By Chi Prudence Asong
Cameroon Concord News