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ISWAP fighters kill 14 villagers in Cameroon

BORNO: Death toll from deadly ISWAP assault rises to 69

The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters on Tuesday killed at least 14 people in a Cameroonian island near the border with Nigeria.

A security source told journalists the jihadists landed on the island of Bulgaram aboard speedboats from an enclave on the Nigerian side late Tuesday.

“They came around 6:30 pm (1830 GMT) while people were preparing for evening prayers and shot dead 14 community leaders.

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Some of the victims were shot in their homes while others were killed in the mosque where they had gone to pray, said another source, who gave a similar toll,” he said.

The assault was launched after the town, a major logistical route for ISWAP fighters on the Nigerian side of the lake, decided to cut off food supplies for the jihadists.

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