At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded following a suicide attack in the locality of Nigue, in the border town of Fotokol in the Far North of Cameroon on Saturday, sources said.
A senior official of the Cameroon elite force, the Rapid Intervention Battalion who spoke to this reporter on grounds he won’t be named confirmed the attack saying measures were being taken to ferry the wounded to a medial unit in the area.
No group claimed responsibility immediately.
Guibai Gatama, a local journalist and publisher of a local tabloid, Oeil du Sahel said the attack was carried out by four suicide bombers who also died.
The Cameroon government was yet to issue an official statement at the time of this report.
The attack occurred barely two days after the Institute of Economics Peace named the Nigerian group, Boko Haram as the most deadly terror group in the world.
In a report on Wednesday, the Institute said Boko Haram killed 6,644 people in 2014, compared to the 6,073 killed by ISIS.
Deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased by 317 per cent in 2014 from the previous year, the report said.
The militia has killed more than 18,500 people in Nigeria since it began its activities in 2009.
SOURCE: AFRICA REVIEW