Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said.
‘Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm’ in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria, a policeman said Monday, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.
The attack took place as the villagers were ‘returning home’ though a zone that the authorities have said is dangerous after 6pm, the official said.
Amchide is a small trading village in Cameroon's Far North province, a tongue of land that lies between Chad to the east and Nigeria to the west.
The province has been hit since 2014 by Boko Haram fighters making incursions from northeast Nigeria.
The Boko Haram attacks has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009, several thousand of them in Cameroon, and displaced more than two million, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region.
According to Amnesty International, at least 275 people were killed in the Far North last year.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Two deaths shine spotlight on violence against women in Kenya
Millions at risk amid drought in Kenya
Husband of killed Kenyan running star Tirop due in court
Kenyan 'rising star' runner Agnes Tirop found dead
Somalia comes out on top in Kenya sea border row
Gurnah's Nobel prize a victory for refugees' cause
After deadly shooting, migrants in Libya just want to leave
Over 100 dead or missing after vessels capsize in DR Congo
Nigeria rescues nearly 200 kidnap victims in northwest