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Cameroon market bomb attack victims get help

Cameroon market bomb attack victims get help


Help has continued to pour in for victims of the bomb attack on a market at Bodo village in the Far north of Cameroon near the Nigeria border.

Government officials said Boko Haram is prime suspect. The attack killed 32 people and injured 86.

The Cameroonian authorities used helicopters to transport the wounded to the central hospital near the Cameroonian border with Lake Chad.

Security officials said the attacks were targeted at a local market in Cameroon’s volatile northern region. The three attackers believed to be mainly children and women died in the incident.

According to Cameroon security officials, the bombers had been trying to access the market but were stopped by local residents.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, but government officials said Boko Haram is the prime suspect.

Terrorist group Boko Haram based in neighbouring Nigeria, has carried out similar attacks in Cameroon.

According to the Cameroon officials, the country has recorded 30 attacks by Boko Haram since 2013, killing 1,200 people including 67 military officers and 3 policemen.

The Boko Haram militancy began in Nigeria in 2009, when the terrorist group commenced an armed rebellion against the government.

At least 17,000 people have been killed and more than 2.5 million made homeless since the rebellion began.