From Local authorities two suicide bombers has killed 12 people and wounded over 40 others in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian bord...
From Local authorities two suicide bombers has killed 12 people and wounded over 40 others in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border late on Wednesday.
An army colonel responsible for evacuating the wounded persons, who is anonymous, disclosed that: “there were 14 deaths people, including the two suicide bombers, and 42 that got wounded.
“The attack was perpetrated by one suicide bomber, and the other was shot dead.”
The attack was carried out by two women, who walked into a busy area in the centre of Waza, eight km from the Nigerian border, said Midjiyawa Bakari, the governor for the Far North region where the attack took place.
The source revealed that a baby was among the dead. and 13 people had been killed and 43 seriously wounded and were flown to nearby hospitals.
No group yet had claimed responsibility for the attack, however the region has been on a frequent target of Boko Haram militants in their eight-year bid to carve out an Islamic caliphate beyond Nigeria.
About eight years, Boko Haram attacks have killed more than 20,000 people in the Lake Chad region, including Nigeria, and Cameroon, according to the report from UN refugee agency figures, displaced 2.7 million. (Reuters-NAN)