9 pupils burnt to death in Boko Haram attack

Nine pupils have been burnt to death in an inferno that that began during a Boko Haram attack on a Cameroonian border village, Kamuna, on Sunday.

A School destroyed by Boko Haram in Yobe

Nine pupils were burnt to death following a Boko Haram attack on a Cameroonian border village, Kamuna, on Sunday.

According to reports, an inferno started after the insurgent's July 19th attack, trapping and killing the children.

gathered that several houses and properties were destroyed by the rampaging terrorists.

Recently, UN's agency for refugees (UNHCR) said in a report that there have been 18 recorded attacks by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon in 2015 alone, forcing almost 100,000 Cameroonians from their homes.

The governor of Cameroon's Far North Region, Middjiyawa Bakari, in May said over 62,000 Nigerian and Cameroonian children of school age have been denied education because cross border attacks by Boko Haram have prevented the government from getting educational facilities to the displaced persons.

"The government and aid agencies are grappling with a complex emergency situation," Bakari said.

"Getting enough classrooms, teachers and various forms of assistance to the internally displaced children and refugees remains critical."

The UNHCR report had also stated that 60 percent of schools in Cameroon's most-affected localities have been abandoned.

This latest attack will be another blow on the already dwindling educational fortunes of the region.


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