A young kamikaze detonated his charge on 29th June 2016 close to a mosque in the town of Djakana, located on the border with Nigeria in the Far-North region of Cameroon, we learned from military sources. The attack which resulted in eleven deaths was attributed to the Nigerian Islamist sect Book Haram.
According to our sources, the kamikaze took advantage of a gathering of Muslim’s under a tent, after the prayer marking the end of the Ramadan fasting day, to activate his explosive belt. This is the first Book Haram suicide in Cameroon after several weeks of calm.
This is also the first time a young boy is the perpetrator of a suicide-attack in the country. Indeed, since the change of modus operandi of Boko Haram, who now favours suicide attacks to armed attacks, young women have been used as human bombs.