Suspected members of the Boko Haram terror group have killed at least three civilians in Cameroon’s Far North region overnight Sunday, officials and residents said Monday.
The attack that targeted Bla-Gossi Tourou, a village in the region’s Mayo-Tsanaga division, was likely in retaliation for resistance against an assault weeks ago, residents said.
“They came on motorcycles and killed people at will in an attack that lasted hours. Some others were wounded,” a leader of a local defense force, otherwise known as vigilante group, who asked not to be named told Xinhua.
Security has been beefed up and government forces are in pursuit of the insurgents in the area that had become relatively calm and peaceful since the beginning of the year, officials said.
The attack came barely a day after three Cameroonian soldiers with the Multinational Joint Task Force were killed in an attack in neighbouring Nigeria, according to the army. Enditem