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Nigerian refugees in Cameroon attacked by gunmen

The attackers were said to have stormed the camps of the refugees who were mainly from the neighbouring Gwoza town of Borno State in the…

The attackers were said to have stormed the camps of the refugees who were mainly from the neighbouring Gwoza town of Borno State in the night.
One of the refugees, who escaped the onslaught, said the gunmen were still in the vicinity of their camps and have continued to chase them.
“We were asleep under trees. Some of us were in schools when they came. Up till this time, many of them are still hiding in some locations, as they continue to chase our people.
“They seized women and gathered them in one place. They killed many people, even though the security tried to repel them, but to no avail. But they are still in the town,” he said.
Asked on the identities of the victims, he said “we cannot ascertain the security casualties, but they killed many of our people.”
Another person narrated that “we are unable to bury corpses and the security cannot march to them, because they outnumbered the security here.
“If we attempt to hold funeral for the slain ones, they fire shots at us. And they continue to fire sporadically.
“The security around here were very few and they did their best against the attackers who have not run,” he explained.
When he was asked whether they could walk out of the area, the refugee replied that “if you walk the Cameroon security will tag you Boko Haram. That is how it has been.”

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