Boko Haram attack leaves 20 people dead in northern Cameroon

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed more than 20 people including multiple children in their latest attack on northern Cameroon, easily overwhelming the few soldiers posted at the targeted village, residents said on Monday.

More than 80 assailants stormed the village of Kamouna, located near Lake Chad in the northern strip of Cameroon that lies between Nigeria and Chad, on Sunday night, said Pastor Edward Ngosu, a Nigerian missionary who has been based in the village for four years.

Only seven soldiers were present at the time, and they were quickly overwhelmed, Ngosu said. “They began shooting in the air to scare the attackers” but were unsuccessful, he said, adding that 23 people were killed.

Residents had asked the military for more protection last week after suspected Boko Haram fighters conducted a raid near the village and stole livestock, said Bachirou Ahmad, another resident.

Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said on Monday he had no information on the attack.

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