Nine students burned to death and at least 14 other people were killed in an attack on a Cameroonian village by suspected Boko Haram militants.
According to local media reports, the village of Kamouna was attacked by 80 militants on July 19. Seven troops stationed in the village were overpowered by the assailants, Nigerian missionary Pastor Edward Ngosu told the Associated Press. "They began shooting in the air to scare the attackers" but to no avail, he added.
Another resident, Bachirou Ahmad, told AP that a raid on a nearby village the previous week by suspected Boko Haram militants had led those living in Kamouna to ask for greater protection from the government. It was not granted.
Reports suggest that the bodies of the burnt students were later found in the bush. Homes and other buildings are also said to have been destroyed in the attack which killed a total of 23 people. ...