18 Dead in Cameroon as Boko Haram Travels Across the Border from Nigeria

by Hilger, Worthy Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Two separate attacks in Cameroon’s Far North region, both by , have claimed the lives of 18 people.

Islamic militants made their way into the Madagascar neighborhood of Blangoua Monday evening, taking the lives of seven people, following an attack two weeks ago in Tchakamari area that left eleven “charred” bodies in its wake, according to services.

The Far North of Cameroon, which borders , has seen activity in recent months as the conflict in Nigeria between West , or Boko Haram, and the population has spilled over the border into Cameroon, Nigeria’s southern neighbor.

In November a woman tried to blow herself up in Amchide, injuring 29 people.

It was not the first incursion of the West African branch of IS into the majority Christian nation, where it is estimated that 53% of the population identifies as either Catholic or . Cameroonian security forces have claimed that 2,500 people were slaughtered by Boko Haram in their country between 2014 and 2017.

As of yet, Cameroon is absent from Open Doors U.S.A.’s World Watch List 2019.

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