At least five people were savagely killed on Tuesday in an attack attributed to the Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram in Assigachia, a locality in the Mayo-Tsanaga Division in the Far North region of French Cameroun.
Cameroon Intelligence Report was reliably informed that late on Tuesday around 9 pm (GMT), several armed Boko Haram militants attacked the town of Assigachia, fired on the people and set many buildings ablaze.
Five people were killed in the attack and 5 others wounded. Local sources say livestock belonging to villagers were also washed away. Many people have fled the village to take refuge in the surrounding countryside and surrounding mountains. The information has been confirmed by the prefect of Mayo-Tsanaga.
Earlier this month, seven Cameroonian soldiers were injured following an explosion of a mine planted by Boko Haram. The explosion occurred when a military vehicle drove across the town of Zamga, in Mayo-Moskota, deep inside the Mayo-Tsanaga Division.
Also in Mayo-Tsanaga, six people were killed in mid-February in another attack attributed to Boko Haram.
By Fru James