Boko Haram kill more than 100 in Cameroon: local leader




 
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February 5th, 2015  
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Topic: Boko Haram kill more than 100 in Cameroon: local leader


By Madjiasra Nako and Matthew Mpoke Bigg YAOUNDE/ACCRA (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters have killed more than 100 people in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and a mosque, a local civic leader said on Wednesday. The massacre comes amid a major regional offensive against the Islamic group, which has kidnapped hundreds and killed thousands in neighbouring northern Nigeria and has mounted increasingly bloody cross-border raids. "Boko Haram entered Fotokol through Gambaru early in the morning and they killed more than 100 people in the mosque, in the houses and they burned property," said the civic leader Abatchou Abatcha, reached by telephone. Many of the dead were found with their throats slit, according to Cameroon's L'Oeil du Sahel newspaper.

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