A series of attacks, attributed to the Islamist sect Boko Haram, caused a total of 7 deaths Saturday morning in the Cameroon region of the Far North, APA learned from a security source.
In the locality of Ngalbi, four suicide bombers and a civilian first passed away from life to death, after attempting to surprise Muslim faithful in a place of prayer. The terrorists had apparently come from neighboring Nigeria.
Earlier in Kolofata, which had recently become the focus of operations of the jihadist movement, two “human bombs“, who were trying to infiltrate Cameroonian territory, were shot down by the army.
It is noteworthy that the wave of terrorist incursions, which had become scarce since the beginning of the year, has practically become daily for a month in Cameroon’s Far North, where there is Growing uneasiness within the troops engaged in the fight against Boko Haram.
On 3 June last year, 32 soldiers blocked a national road in the area to demand immediate relief and payment of premiums.
Reacting after their arrest and deportation in Yaoundé, the Minister of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo, announced against them “severe penalties” at the end of their trial before the military tribunal.
The same member of the government, however, asked the military leaders to monitor the morale and state of mind of the men under their command, to “intensify the appropriate educational conversations in order to avoid misinformation, intoxication Manipulation and confusion “.
A week ago and in the face of the mounting crisis, the Minister of Defense had been dispatched to the region by the head of state Paul Biya, with a view to bringing order back into the ranks.