Boko Haram attack Cameroon village killing 11
Boko Haram attacked a village in Cameroon killing 11 and kidnapping eight this morning.
Militants stormed the northern village of Gakara, close to the border with Nigeria in the early hours. A district official claims the fighters killed 15 and an army colonel confirmed 30 houses burnt down.
Boko Haram have waged havoc in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring states for years, with over 30,000 dead according to ACLED data. The US designated the movement as a terrorist organisation in 2009.
“The attack happened around midnight," said a district official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak.
“The Boko Haram assailants arrived. They set 32 houses on fire killed, pillaged, and traumatised the population,
“Many people fled the village for a camp near Kolofata that houses thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence,” he said.