A new attack attributed to the terrorist group Boko Haram, in the Far North of Cameroon, a region bordering Nigeria, has cost the lives of five soldiers who were burned alive.
This is a new blow for the Cameroonian authorities, particularly the Ministry of Defense of this Central African country, which has just recorded deaths in the army ranks. An assault by Boko Haram jihadists has claimed the lives of at least five soldiers killed in appalling conditions.
On Monday night, July 27, the attack was carried out in the Far North region bordering Nigeria, in the Logon et Chari department, and targeted the military post of Zigagué. The Boko Haram attackers also set fire to military vehicles parked outside the base.
“Late Monday night, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Zigagué military post… The terrorists attacked the military post with explosives, and the soldiers there were burned alive,” said William Bigna, sub-commander of Waza.
This attack comes just three days after the Saturday, July 24 attack on the Sagme military post in the Logon and Chari base, which killed at least eight Cameroonian soldiers. That attack was also attributed to suspected Boko Haram elements.