According to eye-witness reports, the Islamist gunmen went door-to-door to flush out the residents to shoot them after herding them at a common place. Those who tried to flee were shot dead while others had their throats slit by the insurgents, who were chanting « Allah is great, » suggest local reports.
« So far, from information I have received from Izge, 106 people, including an old woman, have been killed by the attackers, suspected to be Boko Haram gunmen, » local government official Ali Ndume told AFP.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has threatened to declare war on Cameroon if she does not cease to support Nigeria’s military campaign against it.
In recent times, the sect has been at the receiving end of a massive onslaught by the army in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states of Nigeria.
Members of the sect have reportedly fled these attacks and were said to have relocated to safe havens in Cameroon, Niger and Chad. However, efforts by the sect to make Cameroon a safe haven have been countered by Cameroonian troops who launch regular attacks against the fleeing militants.