The incident happened in Zigague in the department of Logone and Chari, which shares a 200 kilometre long border with Borno State in Nigeria, the headquarters of Boko Haram.
From Cameroon, our team could see Nigeria on the other side, not far from abandoned
villages in Logone and Chari department or Mora in the Mayo-Sava department, all in Cameroon’s far north region. The headquarters of the region is called Maroua where three bomb attacks had occured in recent months, killing about 50 people.
Bomb blasts this week in Borno State in Nigeria are part of an escalation of attacks by Boko Haram, a deadly sect that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March and renamed itself the Islamic State’s West Africa Province or SWAP.
A multinational task force meant to fight the terrorists from all fronts is yet to take off. It will have 8700 troops and will be based in Ndjamena in Chad, which shares a border with Borno State in Nigeria and Logone and Chari, one of the most affected departments in Cameroon.
Culled from: simonateba