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Attackers From Nigeria Kill 9, Kidnap Dozens From Cameroon

Attackers From Nigeria Kill 9, Kidnap Dozens From Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 9 people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria, a local leader said Tuesday.

Heavily armed attackers came from Nigeria into the villages of Tchakarmari and Kangaleri early in the morning on trucks, said Tchakarmari village chief Kadzamare Amin.

“They burned at least 15 houses and slaughtered six men and three women whose corpses we are still to bury,” he told The Associated Press from the area that is less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Nigeria’s Borno State, where Islamic extremist group Boko Haram regularly stages attacks. He said that he saw dozens being taken.

“We are still investigating the authenticity of the report but our soldiers have told us there was an incursion in the area situated 11 kilometers from Mora in Mayo Sava Division,” said Midjiyawa Bakary, governor of the Far North region of Cameroon.

Source: Attackers From Nigeria Kill 9, Kidnap Dozens From Cameroon – ABC News