Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency bent on establishing a separate Islamic state in northern Nigeria to be rule by Sharia law, has waged a campaign of terror against Christians in north Nigeria for more than a decade. Now, their turning their attention to neighboring states, like Cameroon. In two separate attacks, Boko Haram recently murdered more than 25 civilians, including a pastor, and abducted the wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister. Boko Haram has been made infamous by its mass-absuction of more than 240 school girls in April, 90% of whom are professed Christians. Learn everything you need to know about Boko Haram’s heinous schoolgirl abduction, here.
08/05/2014 Cameroon (World Watch Monitor) – At least 25 people were killed in Cameroon, among them a church leader, as militants carried out two spectacular attacks in the far north of Cameroon at the end of July. In one attack in the town of Kolofata, the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister and her maid were kidnapped, raising fears that the area has become a new battle-field for Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram.
In the second attack, Pastor Jean Marcel Kesvere of the Lutheran Brethren Church of
Cameroon, was kidnapped. His family found out later he’d been killed.
Recently, regional governments – from Niger, Chad, Cameroon, along with Nigeria – pledged to set up a joint-force to fight the Boko Haram crisis that has spread across all their borders.
But for now the radical sect, responsible for the kidnapping of more 200 school girls in Chibok, continues its deadly killing spree.