The Boko Haram group has once again brutally killed 11 civilians in Northern Cameroon, after targeting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently arrested.
Boko Haram’s attack for the village was described as “an act of reprisal. The jihadists acted after the arrest of a member of a number of their comrades there,” a local self-defence group official reported.
They attacked the village of Gouderi and slaughtered 11 people, confirmed by a security source who asked to remain anonymous.
The war between Cameroon and Boko Haram has been going on since 2014, the Tslamist fighters have killed 2000 civilians and military personnel in the far north of the country and kidnapped a thousand more, according to International Crisis Group figures.
The Islamist group never claims responsibility but has used suicide bombing as a frequent tactic in its eight year insurgency to establish a hard line Islamic state.
Since the establishment of the group, they have launched attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad as well as the nations bordering Lake Chad, killing over 20 000 people.
The group does not need a reason to take lives of innocent people as they are brutal and have not been caught yet. There are some who are on trial but have been sentenced yet.