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The group was arrested in the city of Kolofata when they transported arms, ammunition, foodstuffs, materials to manufacture explosives and medicines to Nigeria using Cameroonian territories as a transit point, noted the spokesman. The suspects, denounced by the population, on previous occasions have ...
Alban Toupo, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, the Cameroon military unit fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the border town of Kolofata, said 31 people, including 25 women, were arrested while transporting ammunition, food, material to fabricate explosive devices, torches, drugs and ...

On February 12, Cameroonian forces shot and killed two other female suicide bombers in Kolofata “without waiting for military command.” Struck by bullets, the girls' explosives appear to have detonated, and three soldiers were wounded collaterally (Cameroon Concord, February 13). The war has ...
She was still hoping to return to Kolofata, the community in Cameroon to which she dedicated her life for 24 years. She also had become a target there of Boko Haram - the terrorist organization that in 2014 killed 17 of her friends and colleagues and kidnapped 17 more, just shortly after she had returned to ...
Abuja — THE Nigerian Army has denied media report that it confirmed the escape of the factional leader of Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau to Kolofata, in the neighbouring Republic of Cameroon. An online medium, SaharaReporters had reported that a "top Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi ...
... Usman, Director, Army Public Relations, it added that it knows nothing of reports indicating that Abubakar Shekau is in Kolofata, Republic of Cameroon. ... Army on February 14, disclosed that the wanted factional leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, has escaped to Kolofata in neighbouring Cameroon.”.

An online medium, SaharaReporters had reported that a “top Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi Bello alias Abu Zainab, who was captured by the Nigerian Army on February 14, disclosed to the Army interrogators that the wanted factional leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Kolofata in ...
A Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi Bello (alias Abu Zainab), has told the Nigerian Army that wanted factional leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, has escaped to Kolofata in neighbouring Cameroun. Bello, Army sources told SaharaReporters, was arrested on February 14in Bauchi, while fleeing to ...
In Kolofata IDP camp which is currently hosting approximately 4,500 IDPs and expecting to host 12,000 IDPs in total, the only available water point is 1.5 km away and as a result, people resorted to using unprotected water sources. UNICEF is engaging with the government to put in place a piped water ...
YAOUNDE, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least two civilians were killed in an attack by the terror group Boko Haram early Saturday morning in Kolofata of Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua. The attack took place between 01:00 am and 02:30 am local time in Yawa of Kolofata subdivision.
YAOUNDE, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least two civilians were killed in an attack by the terror group Boko Haram early Saturday morning in Kolofata of Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua. The attack took place between 01:00 am and 02:30 am local time in Yawa of Kolofata subdivision.
YAOUNDE, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed in an attack Wednesday night in Cameroon's Far North region, with the terror group Boko Haram suspected of being behind it, local sources told Xinhua Thursday. The attack occurred in the Kolofata subdivision in the north, bordering the ...
31 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed in an attack by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram on Sunday morning in Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua. Three suspected Boko Haram members targeted a bustling place in Bia, just 3 kilometers from Kolofata near Nigeria, ...
Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed at least 11 people and abducted eight others in an overnight raid on a village in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border, officials said on Friday. The attackers burned down more than 30 houses in Gakara village, just outside the town of Kolofata, which has been ...
A double suicide attack killed six civilians in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said. The deadly blasts happened on Wednesday in Kolofata, where nine people died in a double suicide bombing in early June. “There were eight ...
The deadly blasts happened on Wednesday in Kolofata, where nine people died in a double suicide bombing in early June. "There were eight killed, six civilians ... In mid-June two civilians were killed in an attack in Limani, which is near Kolofata and the Nigerian border. Earlier in the month a soldier was ...
Nigerian refugees have flooded across the border and local residents have been forced to flee their homes. Villages and towns in the area have regularly been targeted by suicide bombers. A similar attack in Kolofata killed nine people in September 2015. Thousands of troops have been deployed to the ...

Security forces killed BH suicide bomber, while another detonated explosives killing only himself in Kordo, near Kolofata 11 Feb. President Biya 7 Feb scheduled senatorial elections for 25 March; opposition Mouvement pour la Renaissance du Cameroun (MRC) 19 Feb decided to boycott on grounds that ...
YAOUNDE, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least two civilians were killed in an attack by the terror group Boko Haram early Saturday morning in Kolofata of Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua. The attack took place between 01:00 am and 02:30 am local time in Yawa of Kolofata subdivision.
Yaounde — The Boko Haram sect has used children to carry out at least 60 suicide bomb attacks in Cameroon over the past year. The children are believed to be among thousands the terror group from Nigeria has kidnapped in a violent campaign to establish as Islamic state. The latest revelations by the ...
Boko Haram was suspected. January 10: Boko Haram killed three and abducted two in Kolofata, Cameroon. January 10: Boko Haram killed one in Ashigashiya, Cameroon. January 11: The CJTF killed "several" militants (est. at five) in Burutu, Anambra. January 12: Boko Haram killed one in Maiduguri, ...
The tragedy happened in Bia, a nearby village to Kolofata - one of the worst affected places by the insurgency. The people are said to have been taken unawares by a suicide bomber. This comes at a time when Shekau, leader of one of the factions of the group, released another video to tell the world that ...
The early morning incident happened in Kordo of the Kolofata subdivision bordering Nigeria, where two suicide bombers were killed without civilian casualties. Witnesses told Xinhua that two female bombers were spotted by the local vigilance committee before launching the attack. "Spotted and cornered ...
There is a health centre which has received nutritional supplies from UNICEF and one school nearby, which is unable to accommodate all the children. Similarly, the authorities decided to relocate all the IDPs in Kolofata, Mayo Sava department, to a new IDP site, which has very limited access to services.
Cameroonian ex-fighter, 26-year old Gouma Wamwha, says he decided to report to the military after he escaped from a Boko Haram training camp in the Nigerian border town of Gambarou, but was barred from entering his village in the Cameroon town of Kolofata. He says he escaped from a Boko Haram ...
Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed at least 11 people and abducted eight others in an overnight raid on a village in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border, officials said on Friday. The attackers burned down more than 30 houses in Gakara village, just outside the town of Kolofata, which has been ...
The deadly blasts happened on Wednesday in Kolofata, where nine people died in a double suicide bombing in early June. “There were eight killed, six civilians and the two attackers,” a source close to Cameroon's security service said of yesterday's violence. Another security source confirmed the death ...
Nigerian refugees have flooded across the border and local residents have been forced to flee their homes. Villages and towns in the area have regularly been targeted by suicide bombers. A similar attack in Kolofata killed nine people in September 2015. Thousands of troops have been deployed to the ...
YAOUNDE - Four people were killed and two others kidnapped in separate overnight attacks in the far north of Cameroon, blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram, sources told AFP on Thursday. Three of the victims were "slaughtered" in Kolofata, a town which borders Nigeria and that has seen a spate ...
YAOUNDE, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed in an attack Wednesday night in Cameroon's Far North region, with the terror group Boko Haram suspected of being behind it, local sources told Xinhua Thursday. The attack occurred in the Kolofata subdivision in the north, bordering the ...
Going by Xinhua, the incident which occurred early Friday morning, happened in Kordo of the Kolofata subdivision bordering Nigeria. The report states that two female bombers were spotted by the local vigilance committee before launching the attack. “Spotted and cornered by the villagers who came from ...
31 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed in an attack by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram on Sunday morning in Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua. Three suspected Boko Haram members targeted a bustling place in Bia, just 3 kilometers from Kolofata near Nigeria, ...
An incident occurred this Thursday, December 14, around 6:00am in Kolofata, Far North region of Cameroon when Mahama Abba, a vigilante member, mistakenly shot himself with his gun. The shot from his own gun occurred when the forty-year-old tried to remove the rifle from his shoulder. According to ...
The initiative faces continued resistance. Two hundred women and children said to be ex-Boko Haram militants are in a makeshift camp here at Kolofata on Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria. The women say most of them were captured and kept in the Sambisa forest where they served as cooks and ...
Boko Haram was suspected. November 19: Gunmen killed six in Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom. November 19: Boko Haram beheaded six farmers in Mafa, Borno. November 20: A Boko Haram suicide bomber killed himself and two others in Kolofata, Cameroon. November 20: Nigerian security operatives killed six ...
On 20 November, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bombing attack has killed five people and wounded 27 in Kolofata, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon. This is the ninth bombing attack reported in the region since September. Cameroon is the second country most affected by the Lake Chad ...
The attacker concealed the bomb inside a bag of beans and exploded in the middle of a crowd in Kolofata, according to a source close to the ...
A suicide attack at a market on Monday killed at least two civilians and wounded around 20 others in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources said. The attacker concealed the bomb inside a bag of beans and exploded in the middle of a crowd in Kolofata, according to a ...
The attack occurred Monday morning in the town of Kolofata, in Cameroon's Far North Region near the Nigerian border. "The suicide bomber ...
A civilian militia member said 11 people had been "slaughtered" overnight Sunday-Monday in the village of Gouderi, in the Kolofata region of ...
A civilian militia member said 11 people had been “slaughtered” overnight Sunday-Monday in the village of Gouderi, in the Kolofata region of ...
A civilian militia member said 11 people had been “slaughtered” overnight Sunday-Monday in the village of Gouderi, in the Kolofata region of ...
UNICEF continues to coordinate the multi-sectoral response for the ex-hostages of Boko Haram in Mozogo, while the response in Kolofata is ...
The girl of 12 or 13 years old arrived at the Sanda-Wadjiri mosque in remote Kolofata at the first call to prayer at between five and six a.m., the ...
They set 32 houses on fire ... killed, pillaged, and traumatised the population," said the district official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media. Many people fled the village for a camp near Kolofata that houses thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence, he said.
The attackers burned down around 30 houses in Gakara village, just outside the town of Kolofata, which has been a frequent target of suicide ...
Boko Haram insurgents, on the night of Wednesday, August 23, attacked 4 villages in Nganzi Local Government Area of Borno state, killing no ...
Boko Haram insurgents have killed more than 15 people following a raid on Gakara, a suburb of Kolofata in Cameroon's restive far north, which ...
Cameroon military have neutralised a suspected female suicide bomber early today in the city of Kolofata in the Far North region of Cameroon ...
In mid-June two civilians were killed in an attack in Limani, which is near Kolofata and the Nigerian border. Earlier in the month a soldier was ...


 

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