Islamists murder eighteen Christians in Cameroon
"At least eighteen people have lost their lives in an attack on a church in the village of Nguetchewe in the north of Cameroon," reports Journal du Cameroun.
According to local sources, armed Islamic fighters attacked the village at around 11 pm on the 1st of August, demolishing several houses and killing people before being repelled by the intervention of the police.
The attackers attempted to attack the Catholic church in Nguetchewe, where they kidnapped French priest Georges Vandenbeusch and other clergymen in 2013.
Most of those killed in the attack were buried by local people last Sunday. However, the Cameroonian government has yet to make a statement on the event.
The jihadist group Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” started its criminal activities in Nigeria in 2002, but also extended it to other countries in this part of Africa.