According to military and local sources, Boko Haram insurgents have killed a traditional leader, his son, and his grandchild in the Far North region of Cameroon.
According to locals, the attack took place as terrorists stormed the village of Kinguerwa in the Mayo-Sava division of the region overnight into Thursday.
The traditional village head, his son, and grandson, according to an army official who requested anonymity, were killed during the operation.
According to security reports, in a separate attack on Wednesday night in the communities of Yamede and Medeguer in the Mayo-Tsanaga region, the terrorists stole food and property from locals.
Since the beginning of this year, the organisation has persisted in attacking civilian populations in the area, according to security reports.
Boko Haram has stepped up attacks on civilians in towns and villages in the Far North region of Cameroon since December 2020, killing at least 80 civilians.
One of the deadliest recent attacks was in Mozogo on January 8, when Boko Haram fighters killed at least 14 civilians, including 8 children, and wounded 3 others, including 2 children.
Two significant violent conflicts plague Cameroon, and there are growing ethnic political tensions both online and offline. Over 6,000 people have died in the larger battle, which began in 2017 and is between the government and separatists from the English-speaking minority.
Over 70,000 of the 765,000 persons it has displaced are refugees in Nigeria. Of the four million people living in the anglophone regions, 2.2 million require humanitarian assistance, and the fighting has prevented 600,000 children from receiving an adequate education.
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