Boko Haram terrorist group that originated from Nigeria have once again attacked Mora in the Far North region of Cameroon. The attack which leads to the death of three civilians is not the first to happen in the localities of Waza and Mora. Reports hold that, victims were gunned down in front of their homes as in the case of Mahama Talla an 18 year old that were shot dead in front of his house in Guirbala district. Subsequently, other bodies were found in different areas like Blassaley village and “Maison Blanche” 6km from Waza.
According to a report by L’oeil du Sahel, one of the victims of the terrorist attack, Mahama Talla, 18 was shot dead in front of his home in the Guirbala district on the night of March 10, 2021. Another body (Ali Kangado) was subsequently found the very next day, March 11 in the Blassaley village at about 1pm. He was also believed to have been killed by the terrorists during their raid. (Mimi mefo info) Other bodies were found subsequently caused by the attack on the locals.
This is not the first time the Islamist sect has launched attacks on these areas. Despite the stationing of security in the troubled region, the terrorists group has continued their attacks undisrupted. It is worth noting that, the living conditions of these locals are horrible. They are faced with water shortage, food shortage amongst others.
Inhabitants of Mayor Sanaga division have in the past few days suffered from extreme heat causing some to sleep on mats outside their homes. Reports hold that, the government of Cameroon has been rationing water and electricity in the three Northern regions. According to Mimimefo report, “Domayo” on Sunday, March 21st from 1 pm to 7 pm had no lights and that; this has been their predicament for over a year now.
The suffering caused by Boko Haram on the local population has left thousands dead and others displaced. Meanwhile the population left behind suffering from neglect and cannot afford basic necessities.