Cameroon: The Pain is not Forever

It was reported on December 28th that Boko Haram killed approximately 30 civilians in the town of Mbaljuel, Cameroon Saturday. These innocent men, women, and children were among 4 soldiers attacked on the Waza-Mora highway Friday, which killed one Cameroonian corporal and injured 3 others.

These attacks come in light of the Cameroon military’s counterattacks against the terrorist group, which have killed 53 Boko Haram members and destroyed a training ground for the insurgents. Cameroon’s military is now positioning soldiers in the far North of Cameroon, to guard its borders against Boko Haram.

The relative area Boko Haram has been documented operating in. Their sharia law has been instituted in a few northern states in Nigeria. Their base of operations lies in the Northernmost parts of East Nigeria, extending into small pockets of Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.

The relative area Boko Haram has been documented operating in. Their sharia law has been instituted in a few northern states in Nigeria. Their base of operations lies in the Northernmost parts of East Nigeria, extending into small pockets of Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.

While the Cameroonian military seems to be doing a much more effective job fighting the Boko Haram than the Nigerian military, this news expresses that surrounding nations– not only Nigeria– are in real danger of being infiltrated and harmed by Boko Haram. News of this slaughter has shocked and saddened many; it is obvious that Cameroon is in need of prayers and support as well.

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