YAOUNDÃ, Cameroon â Four civilians ended up killed in northern Cameroon on Saturday in a suicide bomb assault by militants suspected of belonging Boko Haram. A few woman attackers and one particular man blew on their own up in the assault, protection officers explained.
The attack on the village of Nigue was the most current of numerous Boko Haram has mounted in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria this 12 months. The attacks are turning the border region close to Lake Chad into a war zone, the United Nations refugee company explained very last thirty day period.
âThe initial kamikaze detonated his bomb in the residence of the traditional chief of Leymarie,â mentioned a senior Cameroonian navy official who declined to be recognized. âFive people died, such as the bomber.â
âSeveral minutes later on, 3 female bombers exploded their bombs close to the preliminary site but they didnât destroy anyone else due to the fact they acted also speedily,â the formal said, introducing that around a dozen men and women had been also wounded.
Boko Haram has waged a six-yr marketing campaign for an Islamist point out in northeastern Nigeria. Neighboring nations joined an offensive against the team this year and the conflict spilled across their borders.
Boko Haram employed Cameroonâs Far North to stockpile provides and recruits till the government cracked down previous yr.