Cameroon: Two Dead And Two Injured After Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Hit Amchide

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have attacked the Cameroonian town of Amchide in the country’s far north.

There are two dead and two injured for now, reported prominent Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel.

The suicide attack took place on Wednesday afternoon, the newspaper said in French.

Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc in Cameroon since 2014. There have now been about 500 attacks and over 50 successful suicide bombings that have killed about 150 soldiers and policemen and close to 2000 civilians. There have also been about 60 unsuccessful suicide attempts within three years.

More than 1000 people have also been kidnapped in Cameroon even as the battle has been raging around Lake Chad where the son of Boko Haram founder is in charge.

Reports have said the Boko Haram faction led by Abu Musa al-barnawi, the son of Mohammed Yusuf, which is located around Lake Chad, has been attacking security forces and trying to indoctrinate impoverished population there that the enemy was the secular way of life, and not the terrorists who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and modelled their atrocities after the Middle East killers.

The other faction led by Abubakar Shekau has suffered setbacks in recent time with the fall of Camp Zero inside the Sambisa forest. But that faction is not defeated as members seem to have relocated to Gwoza.

Like in Cameroon, the regional war seems to be widening again in Nigeria in recent months and the Governor of Borno state, the birth place of Boko Haram, last week called a security meeting as things worsen.

The Nigerian government has been claiming that Boko Haram had been defeated and could no longer launch massive attacks against security forces. But recent events have put a lie to that claim.

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