Boko Haram beheads Cameroonian villagers: Army source
(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Seven Cameroonian villagers were found beheaded on Tuesday morning following a Boko Haram attack in Cameroon's Far North region, according to a local military source.
"About 20 Boko Haram militants raided Mourdass village in the Hile Alifa area near Lake Chad and killed seven people," Col. Issa Babatouran told Anadolu Agency.
"This morning, seven beheaded bodies were found with their heads resting alongside their body," Babatouran said, adding that the attackers had come by motorized canoe from neighboring Nigeria.
In recent months, Cameroon's Far North region € located near the Nigerian border € has seen an upsurge of attacks, killings and kidnappings.
On Sunday, 32 civilians were abducted when Boko Haram militants raided the town of Manawadji in the volatile region's Mayo-Sava area.
One day earlier, army chiefs-of-staff from Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Benin and Chad all met in Chadian capital N'djamena.
The five countries € all of which have suffered recent attacks by Boko Haram € belong to a regional coalition established in June tasked with eradicating the notorious militant group.
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