Authorities in Cameroon’s Far North said suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least four civilians in fatal incursions early Friday.
The separate attacks happened in the areas of Gouzoudoum and Kaldjiwa, Far North Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said by phone, citing witness accounts. Heavily armed men also ransacked provision stores, carting away foodstuff, livestock and motorcycles. They also torched several homes and wounded two people, he said.
Friday’s attacks came after Boko Haram assaults in the region, which shares a border with northeastern Nigeria, had slowed after a month-long lull.
“It is a clear indication that the war is not over yet,” Mallam Gomna, a vigilante committee member in the Fotokol region, said by phone Saturday. “We must maintain vigilant because Boko Haram is clearly running out of supplies and its fighters will risk everything to raid our villages for food.”