Boko Haram terrorists killed 16 people and wounded six others in a grenade attack on a displaced persons camp in northern Cameroon late on Sunday night
According to official sources, the terrorists threw a grenade into a group of sleeping people inside the displaced persons camp which houses 800 displaced people in Nguetchwe on the border with Northern Nigeria.
Confirming the attack, the mayor of the village, Medjeweh Boukar said Boko Haram terrorists were responsible for the attack. He said a woman was used to smuggle the grenade into the camp and the dead consisted more of women and children.
The mayor also confirmed that although there were short periods of relative peace, the area has witnessed 20 attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the last one month.
Other politicians who spoke to international media on conditions of anonymity said the terrorists took advantage of their knowledge of the terrain to bypass security posts and carry out the attacks.
An eyewitness who also spoke to the media said; “I counted 15 bodies, some of which were dismembered, at the scene and in the morgue at the hospital, where the wounded were evacuated.”
On Friday, Boko Haram killed 10 civilians and abducted seven others on a village in Niger.