Boko Haram Attacks 2 Villages in Cameroon, Kills 12

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria, a senior military official said today.

The Islamic extremists entered the villages of Bia and Diana late Thursday, looting and burning property while shooting indiscriminately, leaving 10 men and two women dead, said Col. Jacob Kodji, spokoman of the Cameroon Army.

“You know our border with Nigeria is very porous and some people have been traumatized,” he said.

Cameroon has deployed troops to the area and a few arrests have been made, he said. Soldiers from neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger have helped oust Boko Haram in recent weeks from Nigerian towns held for months.

Boko Haram’s nearly 6 year old Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria that has killed thousands and forced more than 1.5 million from their homes.