Breaking: Boko Haram kills 13 in northern Cameroon | Dailytrust

Breaking: Boko Haram kills 13 in northern Cameroon

Thirteen civilians, eight of them children, died on Friday following a suicide bombing attack on a village in Northern Cameroon.

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up in an attack on the village in the northern part of the country, AFP reports.

According to the traditional chief in the village of Mozogo, Mahamat Chetima Abba, the attackers arrived in the middle of the night and brandishing machetes.

Abba confirmed the number of the casualties, saying that a woman and her three children were among those killed.

“They infiltrated the population. Boko Haram is inflicting more and more damage here,” Chetima Abba said.

The suicide bomber detonated her device in the stampede when the panicked villagers scampered into the nearby forest for safety.

A member of a local defence committee confirmed the attack, saying his group had tried to repel the attack.

“Thirteen civilians died, two of them children aged four and five as well as six teenagers,” a regional police officer, who does not want be named told our source on phone.

Both Abba and the police source attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

The police source said that in addition to the suicide bomber, the other fatality among the attackers was a man who was killed by the self-defence force.

He added that the are using home-made bombs to wreck mayhem on their victims.

On Monday, three members of a self-defence force in the nearby village of Kaliari were killed.

More than 36,000 people have been killed, most of them in Nigeria, and three million people have fled their homes since Boko Haram launched its insurrection in northeastern Nigeria in 2009.