Boko Haram militants attack Cameroonian church

November 2, 2015 by  
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Nigerian ChristiansNigeria, Oct 29, 2015: Jihadists from the Boko Haram insurgency group which is attempting to create an Islamic caliphate in West Africa, attacked a church on Thursday night (22 October) in northern Cameroon, causing many to flee.

The day before the attack, a village 5km outside of Mora, a town close to the Nigerian border, was raided by militants. Eight people were killed in the attack on the village, a Cameroonian church leader told Barnabas.

“These attacks will still certainly increase the numbers of displaced people in certain villages,” he said. Already, thousands of Cameroonians and Nigerians are living in refugee camps, unable to return to their villages because of the constant threat of Boko Haram activity.

The group is suspected to be behind a raid on 4 August on Tchakarmari village, in Cameroon’s Far North region in which eight people were killed and 135 more were abducted.

“Fear and psychosis dominate the inhabitants,” a local Christian leader told Barnabas. “Police checks multiply and harden, economic and trade activities are idle, children under twelve are not allowed to go out into the streets, and traffic must stop earlier in the evening.”

– barnabas team

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