On Sunday night, Boko Haram killed at least ten people in a suicide bombing in Blama Kamsoulou, a northern village of Cameroon along the country’s border with Nigeria. Despite calls by Cameroon on Tuesday for residents to return home, many locals refused to, fearing Boko Haram is making a powerful comeback.
Only two weeks ago, Boko Haram killed 92 Chadian soldiers in the nearby Boma Peninsula in the deadliest attack on Chad’s military forces. The next day Boko Haram killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in a separate attack near Goneru village in northern Yobe state. On Monday, Boko Haram attacked Kirchinga, a village in northeastern Nigeria currently on lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, looting shops and destroying homes. Many people are feared dead.
The recent assaults demonstrate Boko Haram’s expanding jihadist campaign in this region.