Boko Haram fighters attacked the village of Charkamari, 7 kilometers from the town of Mora, capital of the Mayo Sava department, in the Far North region. The jihadists infiltrated the village in the night of Thursday to Friday, aboard a vehicle and several motorcycles.
The attackers then set fire to homes, according to testimonies. Killing at least 11 civilians, according to a provisional and unofficial report. The victims, including children and elderly people, were mostly killed by the flames.
"They entered our village and sacked our houses. They fired point-blank at some people, especially the men who could resist them. They then set fire to our houses, more than 20 of which left in flames, "said Inoua, a village official, quoted by the pan-African press agency.
Alerted by the population, Multinational Joint Force (MMF) soldiers fighting Boko Haram arrived in Charkamari after the attackers fled to neighboring Nigeria, from where they arrived.
This umpteenth attack by the jihadist sect, the deadliest for several months, comes to challenge the vigilance of the sub-regional coalition against Boko Haram (FMM), local vigilance committees and populations. These last weeks indeed, one notes a revival of activities of the attackers, which multiply attacks in Niger, Chad, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
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