The two attacks targeted, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the localities of Gangawa and Assighassia, located near the border with Nigeria.
Three people were killed in two separate attacks, attributed to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, against two localities in the far north of Cameroon, Kmer Saga learned Thursday from a local official.
The two attacks targeted, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the localities of Gangawa and Assighassia, located near the border with Nigeria, said the governor of the far-North region, Bakari Midjiyawa.
“The first attack took place around 10 PM (9 PM GMT) in Gangawa, where two villagers were killed and one wounded by bullets,” said the source.
The second attack was later in the same night, the town of Assighassia and resulted in the death of one villager and the injury of another, added the local official.
“The attackers burned several houses in Assighassia. The village is deserted, the poor villagers facing armed terrorists, have taken refuge in neighboring villages, “said Moussa Aliou, a traditional leader in Assighassia.
Since the beginning of this week, five civilians and two soldiers have been killed in attacks attributed to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.
According to observers, the group is likely to multiply attacks in the coming days, especially as its leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video broadcast on January 2 that he and his group were “doing well”.