[Jpost] At least seven people were killed and 14 others maimed in suicide kaboom in a village hosting internally displaced people in Cameroon|
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
's Far North region, the second of such attack in a month, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.
The attack on Tuesday took place in Goldavi, close to the border with Nigeria, where some 18,000 people fleeing the
violent mostly peaceful insurgency, had sought refuge.
"We are horrified by these senseless attacks on people who have been torn from their villages, fleeing violence perpetrated by armed gangs which rage in the region, only to be stripped of safety again after they just found refuge elsewhere," said Olivier Guillaume Beer, UNHCR Representative in Cameroon.
The UN agency said the recent attacks follow a significant rise in
violent mostly peaceful incidents in Cameroon's Far North Region, including looting and kidnapping by Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
and other gangs active in the region.