Yaoundé: At least four civilians and four suicide bombers have been killed in two separate explosions near the Nigerian border in Cameroon’s Far North Region, security sources have said.
Dozens more were wounded in Saturday’s bombing in the village of Nigue, a suburb of Fotokol town, in an attack carried out by suspected members of Nigeria’s armed group, Boko Haram.
“The first detonated his bomb in the house of the traditional chief of Leymarie. Five people died including the bomber,” a senior Cameroonian military official who declined to be named told Reuters. Leymarie forms part of Nigue.
“Several minutes later, three female bombers exploded their bombs close to the initial site but they didn’t kill anyone else because they acted too quickly,” the official said.