At least 15 individuals have been killed and 6 wounded in a grenade assault on a camp for displaced individuals in northern Cameroon, in keeping with studies citing native sources.
The assailants within the early hours of Sunday threw a grenade into a bunch of sleeping individuals contained in the camp within the village of Nguetchewe, Medjeweh Boukar, district mayor, instructed Reuters information company.
The village is situated within the Mozogo district, near the Nigerian border within the Far North area.
There was no speedy declare of accountability however Boko Haram involvement was suspected. The armed group launched an armed marketing campaign in northeastern Nigeria in 2009, and the violence – which has price the lives of tens of hundreds of individuals and displaced tens of millions extra – has often spilled over into neighbouring Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
Boukar mentioned residents on the camp, which is home to about 800 individuals, knowledgeable him that 15 had died.
A safety official confirmed the assault and the loss of life toll. The wounded have been taken to a close-by hospital, the official instructed Reuters.
“The attackers arrived with a woman who carried the grenade into the camp,” Boukar mentioned, including that girls and youngsters have been among the many useless.
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 individuals, together with 16 Cameroonian troopers stationed at navy outposts.