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Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Neonspook: 3:58am On Jan 12

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Cameroon said Saturday that at least 22 people, including four soldiers, were killed in two Friday morning attacks – one by Boko Haram fighters on its northern border with Nigeria and the other by separatists fighting to create an independent English-speaking state in the country’s western regions. Officials warn of a new wave of violence and killing they say is being prepared by the separatists and Boko Haram terrorists.

Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, says there was general confusion in the town of Mozogo when militiamen warned civilians about Boko Haram suicide bombers from neighboring Nigeria in their midst.

He said some scared people fled into the bush, where they always go for safety, but many Nigerian suicide bombers were already hiding there. He said 11 civilians were killed on the spot when bombers detonated explosives. He said three were shot by the terrorist group in Mozogo, a town in Cameroon’s Mayo Sava administrative unit.

"Yesterday (Friday) we got an attack of Boko Haram in Mayo Tsanaga Division. Fourteen people died," said Bakari. "We have been instructed by the hierarchy to extend a message of condolence and we condemn this act of Boko Haram and all measures will be taken with our vigilant committees [militias], who are working day and night alongside our forces to secure our populations."

Cameroon Says Explosives Planted by Separatists Killed 5, Including Female Journalist

No one has yet claimed responsibility for attack in secessionist English-speaking North West region

Bakari said the wounded were rushed to hospitals in Mozogo and the neighboring town of Mokolo. He said the military had been deployed in Mozogo to secure Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria’s Borno state, an epicenter of Boko Haram activity.

Cameroon government spokesperson Rene Emmanuel Sadi in a release said heavily armed Boko Haram fighters have infiltrated villages around Mozogo and called for vigilance.

The release also says separatist fighters attacked a military post at Matazen at the western entrance to the English-speaking North-West, region killing four soldiers and two civilians. Two civilians died while being rushed to hospitals.

Among the survivors of the attack is 43-year-old trader Clarence Tatah, who was driving from the English-speaking northwestern town of Bamenda to the coastal city of Douala. He says God saved his life from more than half an hour of crossfire.

"I opened that door behind there and jumped out of the car," said Tatah. "Then I rolled and came under the car. After the shooting lasted for about 30 to 40 minutes, I discovered that a bullet went through my chair [seat] and came out behind. God protected me. The Lord preserved me."

General Valere Nka, commander of the Cameroon military forces fighting the separatists, says his troops transported several wounded people to hospitals. He says physical damage was enormous. Nka says civilians should help the military find the fighters by reporting suspects in their communities.

He says the task ahead is still enormous because there are many rebel camps his troops must destroy. He says it is imperative for everyone to know that the military is there primarily to protect civilians. He says he is urging the population to collaborate with the military, which is doing everything possible to protect civilians and their goods and restore peace.

Cameroon has been fighting to secure its northern border with Nigeria from Boko Haram incursions and combating separatist fighters in its English-peaking western regions.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks in the northern town of Mozogo and the western locality of Matazen. 

The government, however, blames Boko Haram and separatist fighters for the separate attacks.

The separatist crisis that is in its fourth year has killed over 3,000 people and displaced more than 500,000 others according to the United Nations.

Boko Haram terrorists have been fighting for 11 years to create an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. The fighting has spread to Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin.  

The United Nations says Boko Haram violence has cost the lives of 30,000 people and displaced about 2 million in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

https://www.voanews.com/africa/cameroon-says-boko-haram-separatists-offensive

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Neonspook: 4:17am On Jan 12
Hmm I wonder if the separatist would create sn alliance with them. Boko Haram has alot of useful tactics they could learn. It would help bleed the nation faster if they have to deal with multiple insurgencies. Other than that blow up oil pipelines like ND militants do.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Chii59(f): 5:02am On Jan 12
Boko Haram, the cash cow.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Nairalandwizerd(m): 5:02am On Jan 12
Ok
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by fijabs(m): 5:03am On Jan 12
Heal the world
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Smileall(m): 5:03am On Jan 12
Las Las we would be alright
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Racoon(m): 5:04am On Jan 12
As usual BH terrorists have exported their atrocities to nearby Cameroon.They would have been spared this shit if they cooperated with the Nigerian side when the heat of the counter-terrorism fight was on, but alas, they choose to be nonchalant.Now see!

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Awelupo: 5:10am On Jan 12
Not bad
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by onlyonechid84(m): 5:12am On Jan 12
The two countries' military should agree on a common ground and decimate this blood sucking terrorist.
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Bumpoi: 5:13am On Jan 12
lipsrsealed
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by legendsilver(m): 5:13am On Jan 12
Neonspook:
Hmm I wonder if the separatist would create sn alliance with them. Boko Haram has alot of useful tactics they could learn. It would help bleed the nation faster if they have to deal with multiple insurgency. Other than that blow up oil pipelines like ND militants do.
Terrorists

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by DuBLINGreenb(m): 5:16am On Jan 12
Cameroon you people should know you are fighting boko alone, we have a bag of potato as our commander in chief so nothing will happen from Nigeria's side.

If you ask me sef the way things are going I'll say the bag of potato is secretly routing for boko boys.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Starcrest1: 5:17am On Jan 12
Their military should create a defensive tactic naa.

They should be brilliant.......
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Frindows: 5:21am On Jan 12
Cameroon should help us out
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Neddstark: 5:22am On Jan 12
The English speaking part of Cameroon has been treated worst than any ethnic group in Nigeria. The Cameroonian government has consistently frustrated these people that they are ready to form a republic and start a big time insurgency against their federal government. If you think Buhari is ineffective, you should get to know about Paul Biya who is very useless.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by mike8804: 5:26am On Jan 12
year 2021 fast becoming 2020 pro max

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Adekulay: 5:26am On Jan 12
Boko Haram suicide bombers from neighboring Nigeria.
Fulani Jangaweeed at it again. Nigeria is a digrace.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:29am On Jan 12
From all of us @MANNABBQGRILLS.
The Evil Boko Haram the evil and corrupt politicians brought into our darling nation more than a decade ago has gone beyond a Nigerian problem.

May it never ever be well with each and every politicians that brought this evil Boko Haram into Nigeria, and to those sponsoring them...
Along with all their supporters

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Simplebeauty: 5:37am On Jan 12
undecided
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by thaoriginator: 5:38am On Jan 12
angry

Double wahala yet for Cameroon... Just like how Naija is dealing with ipob and BH terrorist.. God save the people.
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by gagile: 5:41am On Jan 12
okay.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by wittyt98(m): 5:41am On Jan 12
if it's about Boko Haram planting bombs, hiding in the bushes, disturbing the peace of their northern border I agree. But English speaking marginalized Cameroonians planting bombs? Big lie grin the Cameroon govt is probably trying to use Boko Haram attrocities as opportunity to lay "Rebel" alligations on their Anglo citizens to disorganize them more and displace their English speaking communities. France don't want the English speaking Cameroonians to have a settled community cus they see it as a threat to their livelihood & various colonial tax they still obtain from these poor countries grin

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by oaugraduate1234: 5:46am On Jan 12
onlyonechid84:
The two countries' military should agree on a common ground and decimate this blood sucking terrorist.

I don't think it is possible because our military heads are not ready to end these terrorists.
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Neonspook: 5:48am On Jan 12
Neddstark:


The English speaking part of Cameroon has been treated worst than any ethnic group in Nigeria. The Cameroonian government has consistently frustrated these people that they are ready to form a republic and start a big time insurgency against their federal government. If you think Buhari is ineffective, you should get to know about Paul Biya who is very useless.

All this nonsense because Biya refuses to compromise. The government could have decentralized power by way of federalism. That would've diminished alot of the separatist fever. The original protest demands weren't radical.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Suny2am: 5:49am On Jan 12
For where?!
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by AuwalYusuf812(m): 5:54am On Jan 12
I smell war soon.

God help Us
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by zedegit: 5:55am On Jan 12
shocked

Nigeria has suicide bombers?

Or he meant Niger?
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Neonspook: 6:01am On Jan 12
AuwalYusuf812:
I smell war soon.

God help Us

War is profitable if you know how to play it. If the separatist win great a new buffer zone between Cameroon and Nigeria. Nigeria can potentially get bakkasi peninsula in exchange for covert assistance. They can join ECOWAS If they lose refugees pile up in Nigeria.

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Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Kingscee: 6:14am On Jan 12
grin
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by ariesbull: 6:22am On Jan 12
NA has defeated. ... Insurgency
Re: Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive by Muhylonaire007: 6:23am On Jan 12
Ok

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