AU condemns Boko Haram surge on Cameroon
From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE African Union (AU) has deplored the suicide bomb attack suspected Boko Haram members carried out in Cameroon.
The attack at a mosque on Wednesday claimed the lives of 13 people.
The Nigerian terror group is believed to have carried out the onslaught.
“The Chairperson strongly condemns such senseless attacks against innocent civilians and expresses deep sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to the injured,” said a spokesperson to AU Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
She also expressed the AU’s solidarity with the people and government of the Cameroon for the country’s continued efforts to combat terrorism, especially the Boko Haram terrorist group that has pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS).
Dlamini-Zuma reiterated AU’s continued commitment, through the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) established by the Member States of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin to eliminate Boko Haram, to neutralize this terrorist group.
Attacks by the Boko Haram sect have claimed some 20 000 lives and displaced over 2 million people.
– CAJ News
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