A local self-defence group used a poisoned arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body, authorities in northern Cameroon have said in an AP report.
Midjiyawa Bakary, the governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, said Wednesday that the 40-year-old woman had crossed over from neighboring Nigeria along with a 14-year-old girl.
Local residents shot the poisoned arrow at the woman after she failed to stop as demanded.
The girl also died when she detonated her own explosives.
Residents near the northern town of Mora said at least five other suicide bombers have died in the last several days.
The attacks were reported shortly before Cameroon’s president Paul Biya left for Nigeria to discuss ways of ending Boko Haram violence with his Nigerian counterpart.
[Photo by Reuters shows a member of a civilian vigilante group carries a bow and arrow while running on patrol with the Cameroonian military in Kerawa, Cameroon on March 16, 2016.]
TROOPS DESTROY BANDITS CAMPS IN KADUNA AND ZAMFARA STATES
In a related development, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have intensify clearance operations against cattle rustlers and armed bandits in Kaduna and Zamfara States, north western Nigeria.
A press release by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman says that within the last four days, they have killed 2 notorious cattle rustlers.
The rustlers were suspected to have killed 7 innocents persons in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
They also arrested 5 declared wanted armed bandits and recovered arms and ammunitions from them and thereafter destroyed their camps.
The troops also conducted a clearance operation in Kuduru, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
They arrested 5 cattle rustlers, recovered arms and ammunitions and then destroyed the armed bandits camps during the operation.
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