YAOUNDE, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least two civilians were killed in an attack by the terror group Boko Haram early Saturday morning in Kolofata of Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua.
The attack took place between 01:00 am and 02:30 am local time in Yawa of Kolofata subdivision. The jihadists killed a man in his 50s and a young student, said Mahamat Golime, a local resident.
The assailants, a dozen according to sources, also took away four motorcycles, a water pump, and other properties before escaping. "Once arrived, they (the Boko Haram elements) fired three times into the air to rouse the people, and that's how everyone started to flee in disorder. The bullet took away our friend (student victim)", said a friend of the deceased student who asked not to be named.
The subdivision of Kolofata, near the group's base in Nigeria, is regularly targeted by Boko Haram. Despite the assurances of the Cameroonian authorities, the terror group continues to make both civilian and military victims. The Far North region has recorded 26 dead in about 30 Boko Haram attacks in the last month.