A minimum of 15 folks have been killed and 6 wounded in a grenade assault on a camp for displaced folks in northern Cameroon, based on studies citing native sources.
The assailants within the early hours of Sunday threw a grenade into a gaggle of sleeping folks contained in the camp within the village of Nguetchewe, Medjeweh Boukar, district mayor, advised Reuters information company.
The village is situated within the Mozogo district, near the Nigerian border within the Far North area.
There was no instant declare of duty however Boko Haram involvement was suspected. The armed group launched an armed marketing campaign in northeastern Nigeria in 2009, and the violence – which has value the lives of tens of 1000’s of individuals and displaced hundreds of thousands extra – has ceaselessly spilled over into neighbouring Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
Boukar mentioned residents on the camp, which is house to about 800 folks, knowledgeable him that 15 had died.
A safety official confirmed the assault and the loss of life toll. The wounded had been taken to a close-by hospital, the official advised Reuters.
“The attackers arrived with a lady who carried the grenade into the camp,” Boukar mentioned, including that ladies and kids had been among the many lifeless.
Over the previous month, there have been 20 incursions and assaults, Boukar mentioned.
In June final 12 months, some 300 suspected Boko Haram fighters swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon’s Far North and killed 24 folks, together with 16 Cameroonian troopers stationed at army outposts.