Cameroun has sentenced 89 members of the Boko Haram insurgents to death over terror charges. Nigeria, the hot bed of insurgency is however yet to impose the penalty on any suspect.
According to the BBC, a military court tried the insurgents over their roles in several attacks in the northern part of the country, which borders Nigeria.
Since 2009 when Boko Haram launched its campaign of violence, Cameroun has been its next target after Nigeria.
In January 2015, leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, threatened to attack President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, over his country’s role in the regional force set up to fight insurgency.
“Oh Paul Biya, if you don’t stop this your evil plot, you will taste what has befallen Nigeria,” Shekau had said in a video.
“If you do not repent, you will see the dire consequences. Your troops cannot do anything to us. I advise you to desist from following your constitution and democracy, which is unIslamic. The only language of peace is to repent and follow Allah, but if you do not, then we will communicate it to you through the language of violence.”
On his part, Biya vowed to wipe out Boko Haram.
About 850 members of the sect are currently in detention over alleged involvement in insurgency in Cameroun.
This is the first time people have been sentenced to death since a new anti-terror law was passed in 2014.

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  • Auta62

    The Comerounian action is a demonstration of the seriousness of the country in tackling the menace of insurgency. For us here in nigeria, tribalism, sectional and religious bigotry is hindering the nation from doing the needful.