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Boko Haram slaughter dozens in Cameroon village

2014-12-28 08:40

Yaounde - A fresh attack by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in Cameroon has left about 30 Cameroonians dead, a security official said on Saturday.

The regional governor, Mijiyawa Bakary, told dpa by phone that the estimated 30 people killed were civilians.

"We do not yet have all the facts, but our divisional officers and security officials are filling us in," Bakary said.

The attack took place at Mbaljuel village in northern Cameroon, just a few kilometres from Cameroon's border with Nigeria, L'Oeil du Sahel newspaper said.

The insurgents also carried out a similar attack along the Waza-Mora highway on Friday, killing one Cameroonian soldier.

A soldier serving near the border who did not want to be named said the dead soldier was a corporal, adding that three soldiers also were wounded in the attack.

The attackers also confiscated a vehicle belonging to the Cameroon military.

Counter-attacks

Meanwhile, the Cameroon military says it killed 53 Boko Haram militants at Soueram about 17 kilometres from Fotokol, another border village in northern Cameroon.

The militants died when Cameroon's air force battalion bombarded a Boko Haram camp at that location. The report could not be independently verified.

Soldiers also launched rockets across the border at the Boko Haram stronghold of Banki in Nigeria on Friday.

The violence comes about a week after the Cameroonian army destroyed an Islamic school believed to have served as a training ground for Boko Haram.

An army officer told dpa on Monday that Boko Haram was recruiting children aged between 5 and 12 years and teaching them radical Islam at the school.

Cameroon has positioned soldiers and special military units to the Far North this year to stop Boko Haram from infiltrating into Cameroon from Nigeria.

Comments
  • Pieter ZA - 2014-12-28 08:53

    Talk about a mickey mouse national defense force... Viva to the freedom fighters!!!

      dieter.moller - 2014-12-28 10:35

      Dude.... You are one sick puppy.

  • Bob Parnell - 2014-12-28 09:00

    Boko Harum is the new AIDS

  • agness.makgoka - 2014-12-28 09:01

    My ever ending question: who is funding these senseless hooligans?

      David Bennett - 2014-12-28 09:40

      Great question.

      Jannie Koekemoer - 2014-12-28 10:04

      and why no outcry by the cancer and all these weird groups in south Africa?????

      Chrissie Botha - 2014-12-28 12:31

      Funded by the CIA, as is ISIS. Info freely available on YouTube.

      Hans Humb - 2014-12-28 16:29

      Boko Haram gets funding from bank robberies and kidnapping ransoms. Equipment captured from fleeing soldiers keeps the group constantly well-supplied. In February 2012, recently arrested officials revealed that while the organization initially relied on donations (zakah) from members, its links with AQIM opened it up to funding from groups in Saudi Arabia and the UK. [AQIM stands for "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb" is an Islamist militant organization which aims to overthrow the Algerian government and institute an Islamic state]

      Hans Humb - 2014-12-28 16:37

      GotG helped fund Al Qaeda with a kidnapping ransom (zakah) 'donation' when they gave USD200 000 for the release of Korkie. Also, they gave another 'donation/ransom' in Jan this year, but it was 'stolen'. They initially called it a 'Facilitation Fee' but then changed it to a 'Reconciliation Fee' after the US's unsuccessful rescue mission Agness, this is just one way that these Jihadists get their funding?

  • Jan Scheepers - 2014-12-28 09:02

    Wonder if zumpie can't send our 1 fighter plane that is still operational to help?! Eishhh, no fuel. Hau

  • Akhenaten C.T. - 2014-12-28 09:09

    So they can go around killing people wherever they want to and nobody can stop them. They must have a good army or the relevant governments must have a poor defense force, or don't they care.

      Stom Geslaan - 2014-12-28 09:13

      All of the above

  • Fórtüñåtè Lêê Mõgåñê - 2014-12-28 09:29

    Stupid holigans

  • Jurie Nel - 2014-12-28 09:42

    "The attackers also confiscated a vehicle . . ." Wrong verb. "Stole" is appropriate. "Confiscate" is used where a legitimate authority "takes away" a possession legitimately.

  • jeremy.howell.52687 - 2014-12-28 09:52

    These islamist groups must be stopped. Why is this religion so confrontational?

  • Steve Louw - 2014-12-28 10:00

    Hey Jeremy, they're a pesceful religion. They tell you alll the time.

  • Justice Jw Wisan - 2014-12-28 10:40

    So there's nothing the so called african union can do,or they are all retards as well

  • Swaran Singh - 2014-12-28 10:46

    Is SA doing nothing about this group?, they sent our army to the C.A.R to protect certain government and private businessman assets from the rebel group there. If this group is stronger than the Nigeria army then more is needed from neighbor countrys

  • Rasheed Ahmed Moosaji - 2014-12-28 13:00

    The Muslim community of SA do not support the activities of the Boko Haram or any other terrorist group that operates in the name of Islam. I ve sent this out before, their personal agendas are known best to them and DO NOT reflect the views of thr broader Muslim community of SA.

      Stom Geslaan - 2014-12-28 16:12

      Maybe not, but I'm yet to see the condemnation by the Muslim community.

      Hans Humb - 2014-12-28 16:42

      Rasheed fyi.....maybe it is contrary to your posting? GotG helped fund Al Qaeda with a kidnapping ransom (zakah) 'donation' when they gave USD200 000 for the release of Korkie. Also, they gave another 'donation/ransom' in Jan this year, but it was 'stolen'. They initially called it a 'Facilitation Fee' but then changed it to a 'Reconciliation Fee' after the US's unsuccessful rescue mission. R1.7 million was funded by local charities (and Gotg?) which was given to the Korkie family, after his burial.

  • Rasheed Ahmed Moosaji - 2014-12-28 13:05

    The Muslim community of SA do not support the activities of the Boko Haram or any other terrorist group that operates in the name of Islam. I ve sent this out before, their personal agendas are known best to them and DO NOT reflect the views of thr broader Muslim community of SA.

      Anthoula Joshua - 2014-12-29 06:48

      Thank you Rasheed. As a Christian South African I have many Muslim friends whom I trust with my life. We respect your religion as we know you respect ours. This is South Africa. We have freedom of religion. Our local Muslim population or at the least the vast majority do not support these terrorists people. Please understand that once and for all. If there are those who do, then they are the minority.

  • Patrick Ndaba - 2014-12-28 14:00

    Who knows not?

  • Grant Wright - 2014-12-28 18:31

    In what book do they read they must kill infidels? would that be the latest version of National Geographic or the Quran, could somebody please help me with this one?

  • Rasheed Ahmed Moosaji - 2014-12-28 18:47

    @hans, perhaps you should verify the info with dr imtiaz sooliman. I cannot comment on the activities of gotg.

      Ewan Doyle - 2014-12-28 22:19

      Rasheed, it doesn't need verification as it was publicly stated by gotg and reported on N24

  • mthokozisi.khanyile.9 - 2014-12-28 21:37

    How long until we see this mayhem happening here in SA, is the real question

      Anthoula Joshua - 2014-12-29 06:49

      It will not happen here. We have bigger problems called corruption and crime killing our people.

  • Anthoula Joshua - 2014-12-29 06:51

    Why is the world not rushing out to wipe Boko Haram? Why is no one assisting Cameroon. They do not deserve this attack. Please someone help to wipe this evil off the planet.

  • Lanfear Mierin - 2014-12-29 07:02

    Oh for crying out loud! Can Nigeria with their population and money really not do anything to stop these blood-crazed monsters?

  • Nathi Zondo - 2014-12-29 08:35

    Convert or be killed? Wow.

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