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Boko Haram attack on Cameroon island kills 24

YAOUNDE Reuters | Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon’s far north on Sunday and killed 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers stationed at military outposts, officials said on Wednesday.

The death toll in the district of Darak, about 1,000 km (600 miles) from the capital Yaounde, is one of the worst atrocities carried out by Boko Haram in Cameroon in years, a military source said.

The assailants arrived in boats and attacked the island’s eight military outposts, Darak mayor Ali Ramat told Reuters.

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11 comments

  1. This senseless killings was preventable. Fight the real enemy which is BH. The army is stretched thin. Big mouthing the US is now coming to hunt lrc. They cut aid and took all their early warning equipment away. BH has been embolden. Change course or expect more.

  2. Most LRC media outlets speak of at least 37 people killed.

    Apologists of the Beti junta were already boasting on this same forum that “Boko Haram has already been defeated by the mighty BIR”. Ex-convict Atanga Nji even displayed photos of 207 so-called ex-Boko Haram combatants who had laid down weapons at the so-called commission on disarmament. The denial, manipulations and distortions of reality by the GOC have now come back to haunt LRC with a vengeance.
    The truth of the matter is that Boko Haram is still alive and active. Terrorism is an ideology and can NEVER be defeated by military force.

    LRC has militarised SC and neglected the Far North.. Of course, LRC will lose the two-front wars. Simply put, LRC can NEVER EVER defeat the “secessionists” or Boko Haram. A SHEER WASTE OF LIVES.

    • **** WONDERS SHALL NEVER END ****

      According to LRC, 16 soldiers were NEUTRALISED by Boko Haram.

      The regions of the killed soldiers are as follows:

      NW………………………..5
      SW…………………….…..2
      Centre…………………….3
      South………………… ….1
      Adamawa…………… …..1
      Far North…………… ….1
      East …………………… ….1
      West………………………..1

      Total ……………… …….16

      **MY TAKE**

      1. Southern Cameroonians represent only 20% of the population
      2. However, 50% of those killed were Southern Cameroonians
      3. This is crystal clear proof that Southern Cameroonians are being used by LRC as CANNON FODDER

    • I hereby congratulate Boko Haram for neutralising the seven Anglophonesoldiers.
      The irony is that the Anglophone soldiers decided to fight and die for a country that is perpetrating genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in SC.
      Other Anglophones in the LRC military should resign ASAP or they will also be used as cannon fodder by LRC.

      DO NOT SAY THAT YOU WERE NOT WARNED!!!

  3. I give BH a perfect 10. They have done a tremendous job by giving a deadly blow to the terrorist lrc soldiers. .Bh should do more damage

  4. Ever since Cavaye Yeguie Djibril left and came down to Yaounde, he hardly goes back to the North and when he does, it is for photo-ops as was the case when dictator Biya went there for his 20-minute campaign on a dusty platform in Maroua.

    Djibril stays in Yaounde and spews lies about how Boko Haram has been disarmed. Well, just within the last three months, a week hardly goes by without spectacular Boko Haram attacks.

    Boko Haram, I salute and congratulate you on the victories against LRC. Please, keep it up and extend the show to Garoua. Burn their villages and kill massively. PLEASE, do it. All sons and daughters of Ambazonia serving in the LRC military (particularly in the North) must leave.

    Magidas from the North of LRC are so dumb.

  5. The true report is 60 boko haram killed
    16 soldiers killed
    And 8 civilians killed

  6. Like i said the other day, it would have been a good fight, if the BH, SC, Biafra
    and Ogonis, came together to a real confrontation. We have been told, that together,
    we will make it, but separately, it will be poorly done or we shall not win. We are very
    much responsible, for the much loss of lives as a result of putting forward, our grievances.
    And, we are still not sure of victory. Look, at the Biafra war and see for yourself, if their
    quest, has been achieved. We must learn to listen.

    • Separately cameroun will be defeated . Cameroun live on falsehood. No foreign interference and see what will happen to lrc.

  7. @Chidi, before that might happen, there is need to wipe out saboteurs in our ranks
    and to form a unified force. Did five countries, not come together to fight BH? We
    have to fight this fight ones and for all.

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