A young woman reportedly of the Boko Haram terror group blew herself up in northern Cameroon last Friday, killing at least 13 people, the Barnabas Fund reported Tuesday.
A group of armed Islamic militants raided the predominantly Christian village of Mozogo in Cameroon’s Far North Region, after which the young woman detonated her explosives amidst a crowd of villagers, killing men, women, and children.
“Boko Haram terrorists stormed the village, firing shots in the air. Villagers fled to a park, where Boko Haram fighters brought a girl strapped with explosives,” said Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the Far North Region. “Twelve villagers, the young suicide bomber, and a Boko Haram terrorist were killed in the explosion, while two more people were seriously injured.”
According to the village chief, Mahamat Chetima Abba, the militants arrived brandishing machetes and firing guns into the air in the early hours of Friday 8 January.