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5 killed as Boko Haram terrorists storm Cameroonian village

Heavily armed terrorists on motorbikes attack far north Assigachia village, security official says

Aurore Bonny   | 07.10.2021
5 killed as Boko Haram terrorists storm Cameroonian village

DOUALA, Cameroon 

Five civilians were killed when Boko Haram terrorists Wednesday night attacked a village in Cameroon's far north, security sources said.

A horde of heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists on motorbikes attacked the Assigachia village located in the Mayo Moskota canton in the far north, a few kilometers from the Nigerian border, according to local commander Gen. Bouba Dobekreo.

Since 2014, Central African country of Cameroon has been engaged in a fight against Boko Haram terrorists in this poor, far north region.

The Boko Haram rebellion started in 2009 in north-eastern Nigeria before spreading to neighboring countries. Since then, more than 36,000 people (mainly in Nigeria) have been killed, and 3 million had to flee their homes, according to the UN.

Despite the continued presence of the group, the security situation in the far north of Cameroon is "becoming more normal", Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the region, was quoted by local media as claiming.

For the Cameroonian authorities, financing remains the major challenge in fight against the terrorists.


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