Cameroon – Far North: Ten dead in attacks and explosions attributed to Boko Haram

Written by Deckson N.

At least ten people were killed in the last 72 hours, in several localities of the Far North of Cameroon, during various attacks attributed to Boko Haram, we learned from a security source, who requested anonymity.

On Sunday afternoon, two military stationed at Djibrili, were killed in the explosion of a mine in their vehicle to Cheker, a border town in Nigeria.

The mine is attributed to the terrorists of the province of the Islamic State of West Africa, a former Boko Haram.

According to the provisional report, six other soldiers were wounded in the same explosion.

All the injured were evacuated to Maroua, the regional capital of the Far North.

24 hours before, a member of Boko Haram, sentenced in July 2016 to life in prison by the military court of Maroua, was killed while trying to escape.

Officials of the Maroua Penitentiary, explained that the detainee had already scaled the walls when he was riddled with bullets by the prison guards.

The Maroua Prison has the largest number of prisoners convicted in terrorism cases in Cameroon.

Still on the subject of the war against Boko Haram, 6 members of the Islamic sect were killed not far from Mora  in Mayo-sava.

The elements of the sect attacked the village.

During their infiltration, the sect members raided the crops of the villagers. They took livestock consisting of sheep, goats, cows.

Alerted, Cameroonian soldiers returned fire. And 6 of the sect fighters were killed in the crossfire.

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