At least four persons were killed in Cameroon on Wednesday morning, including a gendarme officer, after a Boko Haram suicide bomber attacked the locality of Kolofata not far from the Nigerian border. The attacker was among the four persons killed by his blast.
Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said the attacker wrapped his deadly bomb in a mattress and placed it on the back of his bicycle.
He then pretended to be moving the mattress from one point to another when the bomb went off killing him, a gendarme (military police) named Moundjang Jérôme, and two other persons who were going to grind some grains, the newspaper said.
“The death toll for now is four dead, including one gendarme (military police),” said Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel.
In another developing story, one person was killed and three girls abducted yesterday night in Mbereche, not far from Limani (Mayo-Sava) still in the same northern region of Cameroon.Locals and authorities blame the attack and abduction on Boko Haram.
Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in Cameroon since 2014, killing about two thousand people in over 500 suicide bombings and gun attacks and displacing hundreds of thousands.
Weeks ago, the terrorists the Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari once described as the “godless, mindless” militants threatened in a video to behead Cameroonian President, Paul Biya.
Mr. Biya, who has been in power for 35 years has never visited Cameroon’s far north and the terrorists may have wanted to cash into pent up anger already rising against a leader who spends months at his intercontinental hotel in Europe while his country is on fire.