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.