Sunday, July 27, 2014

BREAKING: Boko Haram Attacks Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s Home, Abducts Wife, Kills 3

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday attacked the home of that country’s Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, abducted his wife and killed at least three persons.

The insurgents attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region and abducted several other people, a military commander in the region said. It is yet unclear how the Cameroonian authorities knew the kidnapping militants were Boko Haram insurgents from across the border in Nigeria, and not its trained Cameroon militants.

“The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you the Boko Haram elements are still in Kolofata town in a clash with our soldiers,” said Colonel Felix Nji Formekong, the second commander of Cameroon’s third inter-army military region (RMIA3) based in the regional headquarters Maroua.

“Some of them have already taken away the wife of Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali and her house help while the bodyguards of the Vice Prime Minister have succeeded in taking him out of the town to Mora,” Formekong said, adding that there could be more casualties.

Further details later…

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