Eleven people were killed while eight others were kidnapped as Boko Haram insurgents carried out an overnight raid on a village in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border.
It was gathered that the attackers didn’t only kill but they burnt down about 30 houses in Gakara village, just outside the town of Kolofata. These towns were said to be under stringent attack by suicide bombers of late by terrorists.
According to agency reports, an army colonel puts the death toll at 11, while a district official said 15 people had been killed.
However, the mayor of Kolofata confirmed the attack but did not know the number of deaths.
National Daily recalls that Boko Haram attacks have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced over 2.7 million since the terrorist sects started their unholy campaign to carve out an Islamic caliphate in the Lake Chad region.
A district official says, “The Boko Haram assailants arrived and set 32 houses on fire. They killed, pillaged, and traumatised the population.
“Many people fled the village for a camp near Kolofata that houses thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence,” he reiterated.