Boko Haram Kill 16 in Nigeria and Cameroon Early Monday Morning

ICC Note

Boko Haram has killed another 16 people in North Eastern Nigeria and Northern Cameroon. The attacks took place late Sunday night into early Monday morning. 11 were killed in Northern Cameroon by a group who raided a small village in revenge for some terrorists who had been arrested. The other five were killed in a mosque in Nigeria when the terrorists set of a bomb outside. This is Boko Haram’s new main tactic now that they have lost much of their land and power.

 

2017-10-31 Nigeria (News 24) At least 16 people were killed in a raid and suicide attack in Cameroon and Nigeria on Monday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

A civilian militia member said 11 people had been "slaughtered" overnight Sunday-Monday in the village of Gouderi, in the Kolofata region of Cameroon's Far North.

"Boko Haram's incursion in Gouderi was an act of revenge," said the militia member, who asked not to be identified for security reasons.

"The jihadists acted after the arrest in the area of some of their colleagues," he added.

Civilians were also the target of a suicide bomber at a mosque in Ajiri Yala, 15km north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria.

The leader of the local Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) helping the military with security said the attack happened at about 04:30 (0330 GMT).

"A male suicide bomber disguised as a worshipper entered the mosque while people were gathering for the morning prayers," Modu Bukar told AFP by telephone.

"He detonated his explosives. He killed five people and injured several others."

 

 

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