Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly massacred six villagers in Blamé, Cameroun’s Far North region.
The attack was however, repelled by government soldiers, who killed 12 of the Boko Haram fighters.
Cameroun’s Defence ministry spokesman, Colonel Didier Badjeck said the raid was launched during the night from Wednesday to Thursday on the village of Blamé in Cameroun’s Far North region, where the Nigerian Islamists have stepped up attacks in recent months.
He said, “Six villagers had their throats slit. Twelve Boko Haram members were killed. The Camerounian army drove back the attackers. A Camerounian soldier wounded yesterday has just died,” said.
Cameroun has deployed thousands of soldiers in its northern border areas as part of a military operation aimed at curbing the spillover of violence from Boko Haram’s strongholds in northeast Nigeria.
However, cross-border attacks by Islamist gunmen have become an almost daily occurrence.
At least eight people were killed and about 100 kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram fighters in another Far North village last week. Dozens of people were killed in a series of suicide bombings in the town of Maroua last month.
Cameroun is a member of a joint military force with Chad, Niger and Nigeria that is fighting to stamp out Boko Haram’s six-year-old insurgency.

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