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Cameroon – Boko Haram: 20,000 dead and 2.6 million displaced in eight years

Written by Deckson N.

Two Cameroonian soldiers were killed and another injured in a suicide attack on Saturday in the Far North region, a military source said.

The attack was perpetrated around 7 am local time by a girl near an army camp in Kolofata, a border town in Nigeria that has already experienced several similar terrorist acts, said a military official, quoted by “Xinhua” .

There are three deaths, including two soldiers of the BIR, a special unit of the Cameroonian army, and the suicide bomber suspected of belonging to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram” He said. According to the same source, the attack also caused a wounded among the soldiers.

20,000 dead in eight years

Over the past eight years, the “Islamist” insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced 2.6 million people, destroying the livelihoods of the inhabitants of northeastern Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon.

Most of the displaced are dependent on aid from humanitarian organizations. With the crisis, many civilians who lost their jobs also developed the firewood trade, whose meager incomes allow them to buy some food.

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