Breaking: Boko Haram attacks Cameroon, kills 6. More than 100 huts set on fire

Posted on February 5, 2018 10:23:40 Filed in Cameroun

Boko Haram terrorists attacked Cameroon again on Sunday night, killing at least six people and burning over 100 huts.

The bloody attack was another escalation of violence around the Lake Chad Basin where Abubakar Shekau's legion of killers has tried to build a caliphate.

The attack, in the town of Hitawa in the Mayo-Tsanaga department in Cameroon's far north, also left a church and at least four shops razed to the ground, according to local newspaper, L'Oeil du Sahel.

Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in Cameroon since 2014, and many gathered in a small town on Sunday to remember a bloody attack on February 4, 2015, that left at least 145 dead.

That attack took place in Fotokol, a town not far from the Nigerian border where the Nigerian terrorists are located. It's often from the Nigerian side of the border that Boko Haram launches attacks to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

In neighboring Nigeria, Boko Haram has killed more than 25, 000 people since 2009 and displaced millions of people.

Presidents Paul Biya of Cameroon and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria have all vowed to crush the terrorists who pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, but so far attacks seemed to have only escalate.

Buhari is preparing for re-election in 2019 while Mr. Biya is seeking another term of seven years this year, and instability often proves to influence the elections.


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