At least 6 people were killed late on Tuesday during an attack attributed to Boko Haram in the Cameroonian town of Gambaru. Boko Haram gunmen aboard motorcycles attacked Gambaru located in the centre of Mora Waza in the Mayo-Sava Division, Far North region.
The provisional toll reported said six people were killed, 4 wounded including two seriously by bullets. Two haulage trucks including 65 houses were burned. Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that for more than 20 minutes, breeders who had managed to escape and hide saw their sheep and goats destroyed by the attackers. Our informant deep within the Cameroon army revealed that at least 195 sheep and goats were burnt in the flames lit by fighters of the Nigerian sect.
Some elements of the Cameroon army under Operation Alpha, supported by their comrades of the first sector of the Joint Multinational Force based in Mora, responded and managed to push back the assailants. This new attack attributed to Boko Haram came after Abubakar Shekau,recently challenged his dismissal as head of the West African Province by the leaders of the Organization of the Islamic State, in which Boko Haram has pledged allegiance.
By Rita Akana