Friday, September 04, 2015

Boko Haram Kills Five In Borno, 30 In Cameroun

Borno State and neighboring Cameroun have continued to be under heavy attacks from suspected members of the Boko Haram, killing at least five persons in the former and, 30 in the latter. On Wednesday, members of the sect stormed a Borno village called Mainari but were repelled by security forces. That was, however, not until at least five people had been killed. A military source said gunshots rang out in the village on Wednesday evening, adding that troops engaged in firefights with the insurgents lasting about an hour.

Five villagers were killed by militants and six were
injured while fleeing the attack in Mainari, 20 km
southeast of Maiduguri, according to two armed
civilian volunteers who helped the military repel the
On Monday evening, suspected Boko Haram gunmen
on horseback killed at least 24 people in two separate
village attacks in the northeast.
Meanwhile, at least 30 people were killed in the far
north of Cameroon on Thursday in two successive
suicide attacks, military and police sources said.
The first bombing took place shortly before noon in
the marketplace of Kerawa, a city on the border with
Nigeria, said the sources, speaking on condition of
It was followed by a second attack about 200 metres from a military camp, said a police officer who asked not to be identified.
At least 30 people were killed, the sources said. Some 50 people were killed in July in the same region in five suicide attacks blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group.

Cameroon is part of a five-nation coalition fighting
Boko Haram with Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Benin.
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