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Eight people were killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon

The Associated Press reports that extremist fighters in northern Cameroon killed three customs officers, three soldiers, and two civilians on Tuesday.


Boko Haram, the West African Islamic extremist organization, has maintained an insurgency in Northern Nigeria for nearly thirteen years. The terrorist group seeks to implement strict Islamic law in the region and oppose any who disagree with their interpretations of Islam.

Boko Haram seems to be making a comeback after its territory was significantly reduced in 2015, the year it pledged allegiance to Islamic State. It created the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

Boko Haram soldiers, largely forced out of northern Nigeria, entered the Lake Chad Basin where weak governance has enabled them to regain strength.


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