3 civilians, one soldier killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reinnier KAZE / AFP) (Photo credit should read REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reinnier KAZE / AFP) (Photo credit should read REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

An attack by terror group in a village in Cameroon’s Far North region Saturday night has killed 3 civilians and one soldier, security sources said on Sunday.

The heavily armed militants came on several vehicles and motorcycles and set fire to shops, hangars, and began shooting indiscriminately during the assault in Dabanga village of the region, according to several local sources.

Local officials said at least three civilians and one soldier were killed during the attack. Three Boko Haram insurgents were also killed in the army’s riposte.

“Had the military not arrived in time and repulsed the terrorists, the death toll would have been frightening,” a military official who asked not to be named told Xinhua.