CAMEROON: Women maimed as Boko Haram strikes terror
by Maria Lozano
On the night of July 29, members of the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the town of Gagalari in the diocese of Yagoua in the Far North region of Cameroon.
According to information received from local sources by Aid to the Church in Need, the terrorists seem to have changed their strategy, now targeting the town's women. "They arrived during the night, entered the houses one by one and kidnapped the women. Only the women. They took them to the outskirts and amputated one ear of each of the victims. Then they released them threatening them and telling them that they would return, that this is the first touch intervention, but others will follow. It is terrifying. "
Children in a village in Bauchi Diocese devastated by Boko Haram. Photographer: Corinne Zaugg. Copyright Aid to the Church in Need.