Since the partial reopening last week by the border authorities with Nigeria in the Far North region, closed after the intensification of Boko Haram‘s violence in 2015, regular attacks by the Nigerian Islamist sect have resumed In this part of the Cameroonian territory where it tries to extend its influence since 2013.
“Since the reopening of the border a week ago, we are witnessing an upsurge in attacks by the enemy. We have at least fifteen deaths in our troops as a result of these attacks, “said a security official on Thursday at the microphone of our colleagues from the Chinese news agency Xinhua.
Indeed, a Cameroonian soldier was wounded in a new attack attributed to Boko Haram on Tuesday evening in Darack, Lake Chad, where six other soldiers, including one officer, had been killed the day before, bringing to fifteen the number of Victims registered in the ranks of the army in a week, according to an unofficial report drawn up by security sources.
Darack, located in a landlocked area, is home to a large community of Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram violence in their country. The Cameroonian intelligence services suspect that some of these refugees serve as an indicator for the benefit of the terrorist organization providing it with information on the positions and movements of the defense and security forces.