Cameroon: 9 Students Burned to Death in Suspected Boko Haram Attack
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Jul 22
Nine students were burned to death and at least 14 others were killed when suspected Boko Haram militants attacked the Cameroonian village of Kamouna.
Christian Today reports 80 militants overpowered the few troops in the area and attacked, burning homes and buildings, and killing civilians.
Resident Bachirou Ahmad claimed that some people living in Kamouna had asked the government for greater protection after a nearby village was raided, but additional troops were not sent.
New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to end Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria and the surrounding countries.
Before Buhari took office, he said, “In tackling the insurgency, we have a tough and urgent job to do. Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will. We should spare no effort until we defeat terrorism."
Publication date: July 22, 2015