Suspected members of the Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group have killed seven people in a suicide bomb attack in a village of Amchide in northern Cameroon on April 5. In total there were two suicide bombers said the local officials.
The police said, “Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm” in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria. The official added that the village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.
Since 2009, the jihadists’ campaign has killed more than 27,000 people, several thousand of them in Cameroon, and displaced more than two million. It has sparked a dire humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region of Nigeria.
According to Amnesty International, at least 275 people were killed in the Far North last year.