Maroua, 03 April, 2022 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Boko Haram militants are expanding their operations to rural villages in Nigeria and on the border with other countries, a Catholic Priest in Cameroon has said, adding that the militants have paralyzed pastoral activities in a huge chunk of his Parish.
In a message to Catholic Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, the Priest who the foundation does not name for security reasons says that the arrival of militants in Oupaï, a town that lies in the far North of Cameroon, had left locals with fear and anxiety.
“Today the people are full of fear and anxiety,” the Catholic Priest says in the ACN Thursday, March 31 report, and adds, “We have received another visit – one of many – from Boko Haram militants. They managed to reach Oupaï by coming through Douval.”
The Boko Haram militants, the Catholic Priest says, killed two people, burned the houses and carried off clothing and animals.
“Since mid-February four of the seven areas of the parish have been paralyzed,” he is quoted as saying in the report, and adds, “We thought they wouldn’t be able to reach Oupaï because it is right on top of a mountain, but we were wrong!”