The Boko Haram onslaught continued on Wednesday night, into the early hours of Thursday as militants killed three Cameroonian soldiers and nine civilians in the northern part of the country bordering Borno State.
A local source in Cameroon told SaharaReporters that the sect attacked Zigague, a town close to the Nigerian border, and burnt down the traditional ruler’s house and a police facility. The district head and two of his sons were also abducted by the militants.
The militants reportedly rode in on motor bikes and cars, wielding sophisticated weapons, as they engaged the Cameroonian gendarmes.
Recently, the gendarmes unleashed several attacks on Boko Haram militants towards the Borno State border, killing at least 300 militants and driving the sect deep into Nigerian territory. The attack followed the abduction of the wife of a Cameroonian Vice-Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, and the killing of at least three persons in Kolofata in northern Cameroon.
On Sunday, the sect also attacked a town in the Republic of Chad, where some Nigerians are seeking refuge. There, they killed six persons but escaped before the Chadians troops could arrive.