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Boko Haram Terrorists Abduct 15 Fishermen In Far North Cameroon

The abduction happened as 100 repentant Boko Haram terrorists return to Kolofata to submit themselves.

Fifteen fishermen have been abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Blaram village in the Far North region of Cameroon, local sources said.

Those who escaped from Blaram, a fishing village situated on the banks of Lake Chad, during the raid on Monday, Aug. 30 said that the Boko Haram terrorists assembled persons they found in the lake fishing and took them away in a vehicle to an unknown destination.

The Cameroon military authorities are yet to make a statement on the abductions but a security source indicated that the army was informed of the incident.

The source disclosed that the military is currently investigating the circumstances leading to the abductions.

The terrorist group has in the past months intensified attacks and kidnapping of civilians in the Far North region of Cameroon.

The terrorists have intensified attacks on villages as several supposedly repentant former Boko Haram fighters have been returning to the country after the death of their leader Abubakar Shekau.

Within the last 48 hours more than 100 repentant Boko Haram members have returned to Kolofata alone, in the Far North region.

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