Boko Haram terrorists have slaughtered at least five Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, military sources said on Monday, a continuation of senseless killings by a group of ruthless murderers trying to carve an Islamic state around Lake Chad Basin.
The five Nigerian refugees were beheaded at Sandawadjiri village in Cameroon’s far north at about 10 p.m. on Sunday, sources in Cameroon told SimonAtebaNews.
They quoted General Bouba Dobekreo, commander of the multinational joint taskforce, as confirming the killings. They said eight other civilians were injured in the attacks at Sandawadjiri village in Cameroon where Nigerians, fleeing Boko Haram attacks in their country, had taken refuge. The attacks came only days after Boko Haram leader released a video vowing to fight on.
Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc in Cameroon in recent months, bombing mosques, attacking villages, kidnapping women and turning them into sex slaves and abducting boys to train them as serial killers.
As at now, more than 1300 Cameroonians have been killed by Boko Haram since 2013, including at least 70 soldiers. Last week, the government of the long serving President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, banned an event in the capital Yaounde, meant to remember the dead.
The government said the event put together by the “collectif unis pour le Cameroun” was a threat to national security and safety.
In neighbouring Nigeria, more than 25,000 people have been massacred by the terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March last year and have since modelled their barbarism after the Middle East killers. At least 2.5 million people have been displaced, including the 60,000 refugees stranded at the Minawao camp in Cameroon.
At least 500, 000 children have been pulled out of classrooms. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has said since December last year that the terrorists have been “technically defeated”, but it seems everyday, confrontations between Abubakar Shekau men and Nigerian, Cameroonian and Chadian troops continue, putting a lie to claims by politicians in hurry to turn the page.