Six villagers massacred in Cameroon in Boko Haram attack

By Editorial Board - 14 August 2015 at 4:15 pm
CORRECTS LOCATION WHERE PHOTO WAS TAKEN - In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, Chadian soldiers on top of a truck, left,  speak to Cameroon soldiers, right, standing next to the truck, on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria as they form part of the force to combat regional Islamic extremists force's including Boko Haram, near the town of  Fotokol, Cameroon. A girl suicide bomber as young as 10 blew herself up at a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people, a witness and hospital records show.  (AP Photo/Edwin Kindzeka Moki)

Overnight six villagers were massacred by insurgents part of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, in Cameroon before the government troops could put a stop to the attack. 12 of the Islamist fighters were killed, a defence spokesman told the media on Thursday.

“Six villagers had their throats slit. Twelve Boko Haram members were killed. The Cameroonian army drove back the attackers. A Cameroonian soldier wounded yesterday has just died,” stated Colonel Didier Badjeck.

The attack happened during Wednesday night until Thursday on a village in Cameroon’s far north region, Blamé. In the past few months the Nigerian based Islamist group have increased attacks in the region.

Cameroon along with Nigeria, Chad, and Niger have deployed thousands of troops in the region to try and control the attacks committed by Boko Haram.

Only last week at least eight people were killed along with around 100 kidnapped in a suspected Boko Haram attack.

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