Suicide Bombing Killed 4 in Northern Cameroon

A suicide bombing on in a little town in northern Cameroon on Wednesday killed four people including a gendarme announced by a military official.

The militant group also killed a woman and kidnapped three girls in other incidents in the north.

Commander of a joint military group Gen. Bouba Dobekreo revealed that the explosion happened at about 10 a.m. in Kolofata, near the town hall.

General Bouba accused the Boko Haram rebel group for the suicides attack which occurred a few hours after another attack in Mbreche village, also in the far north.

Regional Governor Midjiyawa Bakari declared that a woman was gunned down and three girls aging between eight and 14 were abducted during the attack which was also charged on the Boko Haram.

Per the statements of local residents, the three kidnapped girls were brought to neighboring Nigeria where the rebel group has various hideouts.

The far north regions of Cameroon have been badly affected by the attacks, kidnapping and raids perpetrated by the militant group, Boko Haram.

The Lake Chad Basin task force composed of Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Benin was created to eradicate Boko Haram that has to date have killed more than 2000 people in Cameroon.

General Bouba suspects that a new explosive manufacturing plant has been set up by Boko Haram near the Cameroon border.

In 2016, the Nigerian and Cameroonian troops were able to destroy in the Nigerian town of Kumshe several explosive manufacturing plants.

The UN Refugee Agency reported that about 26 million people have been affected in the Lake Chad region and about 2.6 million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram group.

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