Boko Haram militants are said to have killed one person and kidnapped four following an attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region. The attack was carried out in Madakar village, Mayo Tsanaga sub district.
The attacked happened in broad daylight, when 15 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group stormed Madakar village. Cameroon military officials are still to comment on this attack.
This incident follows series of attacks perpetuated by the same terror group in the months of August, September and October. VOA reports that Cameroon military have reported at least 3 attacks every week by Boko Haram since the start of 2020. The sect has equally revised its modus operandi and are increasingly using suicide bombers, women and children being the vector through which these suicide bombs are detonated. On the month of October alone, Cameroon’s far North Region witnessed 6 Boko Haram attacks in the space of three weeks
On the 28 of September 2020, Boko Haram attacked Guide, a village in Kolofata still in Cameroon’s Far North Region. The attack left 3 people injured, including a member of a vigilante group The terrorist group reportedly made away with goats and sheep.
Seventeen civilians were brutally murdered by the terrorist group at the start of April in the town of Nguetechewe in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Amongst the casualties were 5 children, and 6 women. 16 People sustained serious injuries.
The worrying Humanitarian situation in Northern Cameroon.
Constant attacks by the Boko Haram sect in Cameroon Far North region on the month of October forced the Cameroon Government to close at least 62 schools along Cameroon Nigeria border. According to Cameroon’s minister of Basic Education, Ousmanou Garga after the closure of these schools confirmed that “Sixty-two schools have been closed. The children have to be either solarized (educated) in other schools very far from their own villages or to abandon schools. Thirty-four-thousand-and-fifty-four students have been registered as IDPs. We have the students of the host communities; we have even refugee students,”. Northern Cameroon tops the chart when it comes to illiteracy in Cameroon. This region has also witnessed massive flooding this year leading to the destruction of property. This phenomenon has also caused a lot of displacement adding to the already worsening humanitarian crisis. The efforts made by the Cameroon government, local and internal NGOs seem not to be enough to address this situation.