Two civilians were killed last night in a suicide bombing in Far-North Cameroon, the scene of frequent attacks by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram.
A suicide bomber entered Limani, a border town with Nigeria, where she was detonated “behind the government school of the town,” a source close to the security services told Le Figaro. “There were three deaths, including two civilians and the suicide bomber.” The attack was confirmed by an official of the local vigilante committee, it was learned.
The Far North Region has been confronted for several weeks with a resurgence of Boko Haram attacks, after months of relative lull. On the night of 9-10 June, a soldier was killed in another attack in Kolofata, 10 km southwest of Limani. In early June, nine civilians died in a double suicide bombing in the same town.
According to Le Figaro, on Thursday morning, a member of the vigilante committee of Sanda-Wadjiri, a small locality in the Region, was killed and nine wounded by soldiers on patrol, according to the source close to the security services.
“The army made a mistake. They fired a rocket at the members of the faction of the vigilante committee, ” the source said, pointing out that the newly deployed soldiers in the area believed they had to deal with jihadists.
The vigilante committees, composed of inhabitants, are responsible for warning the security forces of any suspicious movement to limit the attacks of Boko Haram.
The latest murderous attack in Limani dates from Friday, May 12, 2017. Shortly before 6 am on that day, two kamikazes were spotted. The first one immediately blew up the bomb. The second tried to flee. A member of the vigilante committee died trying to catch him.