Four killed, Seven Wounded in Far North Suicide Bomb Attack

FILE – Cameroonian soldiers guard against Boko Haram militants on Elbeid bridge near the village of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria’s Borno state. Militant attacks have fed demand for private security firms, now the focus of a government clampdown.

By Mua Patrick, February 1, 2017

Cameroon Journal, Yaoundé – The Cameroon Government has confirmed the death of four people following a suicide bomb attack in a border locality of Mora in the Far North Region.

The suicide attack which took place at about 7:00 am yesterday according to local sources equally left over seven people with severe injuries.

The Cameroon Journal gathered that the incident occurred after some three bomb carriers seen heading to a ceremony where a large crowd had gathered decided to explode their bombs

Far North Governor, Mijiyawa Bakary, who confirmed the attack yesterday, the suicide bombers prematurely detonated their explosives after being identified.

The bombers died after one of them let loose his explosive.

The seven persons wounded are presently under medical care in the little town of Mora. The lives of those wounded, the Far North Regional Governor told reporters in Maroua yesterday, were out of danger.

He said all measures are being taken for the victims to be transferred to Maroua Regional Hospital for intensive medical attention.

It should be noted that for several years now there has been sporadic suicide bomb attacks in the Far North Region of the country mostly perpetrated by militants of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Though the dreaded group has not yet claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack, it is however widely believed that the incident is linked to their incursions.





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