Two Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated explosives in Cameroon on Friday morning, killing themselves and one civilian, and leaving at least four other persons injured, another indication that the war against the deadly insurgency is far from over.
The Friday suicide attacks occurred in the locality of Limani in the Mayo-Sava department of Cameroon’s far north, said local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel.
The civilian killed was a member of the vigilance force in the locality.
The final death toll was still being awaited, the reliable newspaper said.
The twin-blast comes just two days after the bodies of a 13 and an eight-year old students were found on Wednesday.
The students were kidnapped by the terrorists on Monday, the same day Boko Haram attacked a close by region and killed two members of the civilian vigilance force.
It is now a daily or weekly affair in Cameroon; a suicide attack by Boko Haram here, a gun attack there. Virtually every two or three days, the terrorists kill people in President Paul Biya’s country.
Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in Cameroon in three years, killing thousands of people, kidnapping thousands more and displacing hundreds of thousands of villagers from their ancestral land.
In over 500 successful bomb and gun attacks, the terrorists have also killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen and recently threatened to behead the long serving President Paul Biya.
At over 80 years old, and more than three decades in power, Mr. Biya would be leaving an impoverished country divided along tribal lines.
He might also be leaving, although he is trying to perpetrate himself in office, a country battered by an insurgency he has not been able to crush.