Gunmen attacked a defense and security forces post on the night of May 29 to 30 in Mora, a locality in the Far North. The incident claimed the lives of two police officers and a customs officer, according to local media reports. Other sources said a civilian was also killed and another was injured but the official toll is still unknown.
The attack has not yet been claimed, but all eyes are on Boko Haram members, as they are used to this kind of attack. "They were way more than the defense forces in terms of number. We have managed to set them back but these fighters are still well-determined. The battle is not over yet,” said Midjiyawa Bakary, Governor of the Far North region, according to comments relayed by CRTV-Radio on May 30.
The Mayo Sava department is one of the regions most affected by Boko Haram attacks, along with the Mayo Tsanaga and Logone et Chari departments. Cameroon has been at war since 2014 against the fighters of the terrorist sect. Efforts have been made and are still ongoing to end the battle but challenges remain.