According to security sources, a dozen people hidden in the population would’ve come from Nigeria in order to carry out attacks on Cameroonian territory.
The forces of defense and security in Cameroon are on alert since the attack that left four dead and 24 injured Sunday morning in Mora, in the Far North Region. One says that many suicide bombers might have infiltrated the region recently.
Citing a security source on condition of anonymity, the news agency Xinhua reported that a dozen people from neighboring Nigeria would be hidden in the population after crossing the border to commit suicide attacks in this part from the country.
“We are on alert. Presumably, this is one of those suicide bombers who blew himself up this morning in Mora, “the source said.
As a reminder, early Sunday morning, a man on a motorcycle burst onto the market of Mora, in the Far North, where he operated an explosive belt in front of a butcher shop. The attack killed four people, including the bomber, and 24 wounded, according to a report release by security sources.
The attack was not claimed, but the Cameroonian security forces have attributed it to Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group affiliated with the Islamic state (IS). Since 2013, the Islamic sect conducts raids in the Far North of Cameroon, Region that shares a porous border deemed of about 400 kilometers with Nigeria. These attacks can be summarized today in sporadic incursions of short-range and suicide attacks that killed more than a hundred dead since July 2015, the majority of them civilians.
By strengthening the Cameroonian security device and the inauguration of the Joint Multinational Force (JMF) created by the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to fight against Boko Haram, “large-scale military offensives stopped them for over a year, “we learn. Neighboring Nigeria, the town of Mora on high alert today houses the basis of the number one sector of the military coalition Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin, no member of the LCBC.