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Cameroon: 18 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

3rd Aug 2020
Cameroon: 18 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

By Fatma Esma Arslan

 

DAKAR, Senegal (AA): At least 18 civilians were killed and eleven others were seriously injured in an attack attributed to the Boko Haram group, local media reported on Sunday.

The attack took place in the Nguetchewe village located in the sub-division of Mayo-Moskota near the border with Nigeria, the staging post of the terrorist Boko Haram.on Saturday night which also seriously injured 11 people in the region, according to local L’Oeil du Sahel newspaper.

Boko Haram launched a bloody insurgency in 2009 in northeastern Nigeria but later spread its atrocities to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting a military response.

More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram’s terrorist activities in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Violence committed by Boko Haram has affected some 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Map of Cameroon. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives International License]

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