File photo shows army officers patrol the site of the suicide bomb attack in Maroua, capital of Far North Region of Cameroon, July 22, 2015. (Xinhua/FM Photo)
YAOUNDE, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- At least one civilian was killed in an attack by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram late Monday in Cameroon's Far North region, local source told Xinhua on Tuesday.
The incursion occurred around 23:00 local time in the subdivision of Mayo-Moskota, when a large number of heavily armed assailants stormed the village of Dzamazav, looting the houses and churches as they passed. A civilian in his 30s was killed during the robbery that lasted nearly an hour, according to the source who asked to be anonymous.
Last Sunday at around 02:00 local time, again in the Mayo-Moskota subdivision, Boko Haram attackers also killed a civilian when they tried to rob cattle.
The intensification of Boko Haram's night incursions in recent days can be explained by its need of refueling by robbing the local population, according to the source.