Villagers in northern Cameroon have reported more than 300 Boko Haram militants raided Gorsi Tourou Village, burning churches and looting property. Though no deaths were reported following the attack Friday, under-reporting and misinformation have plagued the region, providing further impetus, beyond the lack of security, for Boko Haram to act. A radical Islamic insurgency designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States and an al-Qaeda affiliate by a United Nations Security Council Committee, Boko Haram continues to wage a campaign of terror against Christians, moderate Muslims, educators, students, government officials and military personnel.
06/11/2014 Cameroon (VOA) – More than 300 heavily armed men suspected to be members of the Nigerian radical group Boko Haram have attacked the locality of Gorsi Tourou in North Cameroon, burning churches and looting property.
These villagers, who have fled Gorsi Tourou village in far northern Cameroon, are praying for God’s protection from the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.
They escaped their village after a group of more than 300 heavily armed men began looting, burning houses and destroying property.
Village chief Moussa Sambo, who was invited by Cameroonian authorities to the capital Yaounde, told VOA the invaders have been on the hills of Gorsi Tourou for five days.
He said it all started on Friday at about 5:00 p.m. when there was a heavy downpour. He said heavy gunfire was heard and there was total panic, adding the invaders looted food, money and goods.