11 killed, 4 abducted in Cameroon Boko Haram attack

By Drum Digital
07 August 2014

At least 11 people were killed and four others abducted by Islamist terror group Boko Haram in northern Cameroon.

At least 11 people were killed and four others abducted by Islamist terror group Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, the national broadcaster reported Thursday.

The insurgents killed two soldiers and nine civilians, and then displayed their mutilated bodies along the road, according to the police.

The four kidnapped persons include a police officer, two sons of the chief of Zigué Zigagué village in the Far North region and the brother of the sultan of Waza, the region's key town, said police spokesman Albert Mekondane Obounou.

Boko Haram also burned a police vehicle and attacked a passenger bus driving toward the northern town of Kousseri.

President Paul Biya in May declared war on Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sinful," after the Nigerian Islamists started to infiltrate into Cameroon.

Biya deployed more than a thousand troops and special units to the Far North Region to stop Boko Haram from infiltrating from neighbouring Nigeria.

The insurgents are reported to have recruited local young men.

-SAPA

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