ICC Note: Militant Islamist suicide bombers from Boko Haram have struck a northern Cameroon town near Nigeria’s border, reportedly killing 25 people. Reports suggest the attackers hid explosives within sacks of grain. Boko Haram carries a bloody history of targeting Christians specifically for murder, rape, and forced abduction, but have recently shifted to guerrilla tactics, targeting population centers with suicide explosives.
1/25/16 Cameroon (BBC) – At least 25 people are reported to have been killed after suicide bombers struck a town in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria.
A local official said many of those who died had been in the market in Bodo. At least three suicide bombers were said to be involved.
The Nigeria-based militant group Boko Haram is suspected of carrying out the attack.