Cameroon’s military officials have announced the death of three Boko Haram bombers. Two of the bombers were killed in their own explosion while one was was shot dead by the Cameroonian army on Tuesday morning near a market in Cameroon’s Far North Region.
General Bouba Dobekreo, commander of the joint military operation in the region said the suicide bombers including one man and two women who wanted to enter Double (a small town in Cameroon’s Far North Region) were stopped by Multi-National Joint Task Force and members of a vigilance committee.
General Bouba revealed that there were no casualties. “Only the three suicide bombers were killed.”
After the incident, Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the Far North region reportedly told Anadolu Agency that the suicide bombers had a task to attack the Double market, which opens every Tuesday.
Governor Bakari commended the Cameroonian army and the members of the vigilance committee, who foiled the attack. The governor also called on the people of the region to be more vigilant.
Cameroon’s Far North Region has been severely affected by attacks, raids and kidnappings perpetrated by the Boko Haram militant group.
Going by the UN Refugee Agency, approximately 26 million people in the Lake Chad region have been affected by the Boko Haram violence and more than 2.6 million displaced.