Four suicide bombers affiliated with the Boko Haram sect attacked a village in Cameroon’s Far North region on Monday, January 25, killing at least 25 people.
The Boko Haram sect has stepped up attacks outside Nigeria, including in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, threatening regional security.
According to a local official, it is the most deadly attack carried out by the Islamist militant group in the area in recent times.
Reuters reports that two suicide bombers struck the Bodo central market while others hit the town’s main entrance and exit points.
“There was a quadruple suicide bombing in the village of Bodo this morning. There are around 25 deaths and several wounded,” the official said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks yet.
Monday’s bombing was not the first time when the town of Bodo has been targeted.
In December, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up
at the town’s entrance. Officials said that the terrorists were trying to enter the market but were stopped by local residents. No others were injured in that incident.
On January 18, a suspected member the Boko Haram sect detonated a bomb at a mosque
in the village of Nguetchewe, killing four worshipers in the process.
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