YAOUNDE – A group of Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents attacked a village in the far north region of Cameroon on Tuesday, killing at least one civilian, a senior military officer said.
The militants rode on motorbikes into Golfo, about 3 km (1.86 miles) from the Nigerian border and started shooting at a crowd, the officer said.
“They killed a civilian and wounded two others before riding back into Nigeria,” he said by telephone from Maroua.
A local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, reported that two people were killed in the attack.
Armies from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have launched an offensive to end Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency which has killed thousands and threatened the stability of the region.
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