Boko Haram sect kills 11 people in Cameroon

A village in the Northern Region of Cameroon were hit by Boko Haram sect in the middle of the night, killing 11 people in their sleep, according to the security sources.

A source close to the local self-defence militia said: “Boko Haram made an incursion at night in the Tchakamari area killing 11 people.”

It was the deadliest Boko Haram raid in recent months in Cameroon. The bodies were “charred”, the source close to security services said, adding that the attackers had burnt the village.

The terrible incident lasted for over 3 hours, it began at around 10 pm Thursday and lasted until about 1 am Friday.

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The Boko Haram conflict began in 2009 in neighbouring Nigeria and has killed more than 27,000 people and left 1.8 million homeless in the country’s northeast.

The violence has spilled into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Source: AFP

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