Indigenes of Krawa Mafa and Zelevet in the Far North Region of Cameroon were taken by surprise at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, following a fresh Boko Haram attack.
The deadly attack left at least one dead and huge material loss, sources in the area told MMI.
This came barely days after the population suffered a similar attack.
“In Tuesday morning, they began by burning down houses, which also resulted in a stampede, as everyone escaped into safety,” an MMI Français reporter said, adding that soldiers who arrived the scene were unable to overpower the jihadists.
One Cameroonian soldier was killed, while two other persons were taken hostage by the Boko Haram militants.
“The attack resulted in massive destruction as hundreds of houses were burnt, two people kidnapped, two large war vehicles destroyed, with a dozen people injured.”
The injured victims are receiving treatment.
Women, men, and children in the area have been stranded — and without food and shelter.
By Amina Hilda