12/14/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Nigerian Army reportedly rescued 31 women and children from the control of Boko Haram on December 9. Boko Haram militants fled when the army fired off rounds and the army was then able to retrieve 14 women and 17 children from the base in Bama, Borno State. One militant voluntarily surrendered during the incident.
Cameroonian authorities reported that Boko Haram launched near daily attacks in the country, along the Nigeria border. In the past few months at least 30 people have been killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon.
Boko Haram’s ideology and efforts to build an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria has spilled over to Cameroon since 2014, threatening the Christians in particular in the region. November 20, 2019 marked one decade since Boko Haram founded. As of today, the Nigerian government is working with international groups to try and stop this terrorist organization. The three other countries that border Nothern Nigeria; Chad, Cameroon, and Niger, have created a coalition to stop Boko Haram because they have started operating in all of these countries.
Christians living in rural areas are particularly vulnerable to these types of attack because of the government’s inability to patrol and ensure the safety of citizens in remote regions.
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