Boko Haram raiding Border towns between Cameroon and Nigeria for food and money
Despite a decrease in deadly attacks, Cameroon said suspected Boko Haram fighters have been seizing food and livestock from farmers and cattle ranchers on its northern border with Nigeria for the past few weeks. Most of the food producers are now relocating to safer areas away from the border.
The Governor of the far Northern region in Cameroon Midjiyawa Bakari,confirms armed insurgents suspected to be Boko Haram have been carrying out raids in groups of 5 to10 – seizing cattle, food and money from residents along Cameroon's border with Nigeria's Borno state.
Accordint to the Governor the very long and porous border with Nigeria makes it possible for the insurgents to attack crop farmers, cattle ranchers and small businesses and quickly make a getaway before help arrives.
An eye witness Sali Dairou, who is also a member of the National Assembly from Northern Cameroon, informed VOA that some of the farmers who refuse to cooperate with the assailants have been killed.
On a cautiously happier note the governor concluded noting that the inability of Boko Haram to organize a major attack for more than two months now is a clear indication they are finding it very difficult to regroup themselves in Nigeria, due to the offensives carried out by the Nigerian military with the marginal support of regional combined forces of Niger,Chad and Cameroon
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