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Boko Haram slaughters 30 in Cameroon village

Boko Haram slaughters 30 in Cameroon village
At least 30 Cameroonian villagers were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Nigerian daily, Leadership, reported on Monday, citing a security official.

"We do not yet have all the facts, but our divisional officers and security officials are filling us in," regional governor Mijiyawa Bakary said.

The attack took place at Mbaljuel village in northern Cameroon, just a few kilometres from Cameroon’s border with Nigeria.

The insurgents also carried out a similar attack along the Waza-Mora highway Friday, killing one Cameroonian soldier.

A soldier serving near the border, who did not want to be named, said the dead soldier was a corporal, adding that three soldiers were also wounded in the attack.

The attackers also snatched a vehicle belonging to the Cameroon military.
Meanwhile, the Cameroon military said it killed 53 Boko Haram militants at Soueram, 17 km from Fotokol, another border village in northern Cameroon.

The militants died when Cameroon’s air force battalion bombarded a Boko Haram camp at that location. The report could not be independently verified.
Soldiers also launched rockets across the border at the Boko Haram stronghold of Banki in Nigeria on Friday.

The violence comes about a week after the Cameroonian army destroyed an Islamic school believed to have served as a training ground for Boko Haram.

An army officer had disclosed that the Boko Haram was recruiting children and teaching them radical Islam at the school.

Cameroon has positioned soldiers to stop Boko Haram from infiltrating into Cameroon from Nigeria. 
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