Citizens fear for children as Boko Haram attack villages

Citizens of Cameroon situated in the North of the country have expressed fear over Boko Haram's incessant attacks in the villages around the border.

According to a report by The Punch, the insurgents have instilled fear in northern Cameroon, where they killed more than 40 people in suicide bombings in July 2015.

The report further revealed that raiders from the Nigerian sect later kidnapped 135 villagers and killed eight others in a pre-dawn strike across the border last Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

It was further reported that Boko Haram has attacked villages in Cameroon’s Extreme North region for about two years, but the horrific bombings mark a change of tactics as the suicide bombers can be young women and even teenage girls, who behave like locals to cause maximum casualties.

Residents of Maroua, the main town in the Extreme North, were spared until successive blasts tore though the bustling central market and a bar on July 22, 2015 and July 25, 2015 killing 33 people and leaving dozens more wounded.

'We’re very worried and no longer know where to turn,' says Albert, a worried father.

'Should we send the children to school when the next school year starts?' he ponders. 'Boko Haram is against Western education and may very well carry out attacks on schools.'

However, the Cameroonian troops have joined a regional force to tackle the Islamists that is reportedly calling for a negotiation with the Federal Government.
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