They lost their lives on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, after being attacked by elements of Boko Haram in a locality in the Far North of Cameroon.
Two Cameroonian merchants suspected of trading with alleged members of the terrorist sect Boko Haram have just been murdered in the locality of Gréa near Kolofata in the Far North Region. Anadolu Agency reports that according to eyewitnesses, it was early on Wednesday morning that elements of the Nigerian terrorist group broke into the village of Gréa, where they assaulted the two shopkeepers on the road between Kolofota and Mora, Neighboring town where they were traveling.
“It is a settlement of account,” said Anadolu Agency, Hamadou Gili, member of the vigilante committee of Kolofata. “We have seen for some time that some traders here are working with members of Boko Haram. The cattle and many other items stolen by members of Boko Haram are sold in the markets by these traders, “continues Hamadou.
According to the same source, often the transactions between these traders and the Boko Haram terrorists end badly and we are witnessing such settlement of accounts. According to the authorities of the Region, bordering Nigeria, several cases of assassinations of traders have already been recorded in recent months.
This attack occurs as the Joint Multinational Force is raking into the Sambisa Forest (Nigeria) where the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is hiding. “The soldiers engaged in Operation Final Rescue are rigorously pursuing the Sambisa Forest Raking, but the geographical features of this mountainous area make it very difficult for armored personnel to access,” said Bouba Dobekreo, Commander Of sector 1 of the Multinational Joint Force.