Four shepherds killed by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon
On Wednesday evening, four shepherds kidnapped by Boko Haram were found dead in a locality of the northern border with Nigeria. The mayor of the far north city, Ibrahim Mohammed said the attack took place in Waza (a small town in northern Cameroon).
A source said that “the kidnappers abducted four shepherds and carried away their herds. The bodies of the four victims were found on Thursday morning,” a local source explained.
The local official added that “once alerted, Cameroonian forces launched sweeping operations in this locality and its surroundings. One of the Boko Haram elements was neutralised by the army more than ten kilometres from the site of the attack, and the others managed to flee to Nigeria.”
This new attack by Boko Haram comes after a relative lull thanks in particular to army operations in the Lake Chad area where the terrorist group operates.