Published On: Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

Two killed and two injured as Boko Haram Sucide Bombers Hit Mora

A suicide bombing in Cameroon on Thursday morning left two dead and two injured in another attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to sow fear and forge ahead with the desperate building of their bloody caliphate.

The 12 Nigerian states with Sharia law image: Bohr via wikimedia commons

That caliphate, they hope, would spread from Nigeria and extend to Cameroon, Chad and Niger in the Lake Chad Basin.

Today’s suicide attack took place in Djakana village of Cameroon’s far north, along the border with Nigeria where Abubakar Shekau’s men are based and from where they launch deadly attacks in this West and Central African region.

Djakana is located in the town of Mora, the department of Mayo-Sava in Cameroon’s far north.

The two bombers died instantly in their own attack and injured two civilians who are members of the vigilance force in Djakana, reported Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel. It was a provisional death toll, the newspaper said.

Bomb and gun attacks in Nigeria and Cameroon have escalated in recent weeks, a method adopted by ISIS-partners in West Africa, after losing much of the land they were controlling in the build up to Nigeria’s 2015 election.

It is not clear what Boko Haram wants. In videos, their leaders claim they are fighting against ‘sinful Christianity’ and trying to build a Caliphate where strict Islamic laws and life would apply. But, in practice, Boko Haram has bombed mosques, churches, market places, killing many Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths.

Many believe that the attacks in the Lake Chad region are connected to oil below the ground and sponsored by Western or Eastern forces where the heavy weapons are being manufactured.

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