Friday, February fourteenth, the   UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Liberated Boko Haram Hostages Recount Their stories


Cameroonian and Nigerian military forces have freed hundreds of Boko Haram captives, including dozens of teenage girls and women who were forced into marrying militants or held as sex slaves.

Cameroonian soldiers returned home this week after carrying out raids in Achigachia and Goshe, towns which straddle the the Nigeria-Cameroon border. Along with Nigerian troops, they were able to free hundreds of hostages from Boko Haram captivity.


Among those freed was 42-year-old Cameroonian businessman Minka Gregoire Sali. Gregoire was held by Boko Haram for three weeks after the bus he was riding in was ambushed.

"When we arrived in Nigeria we were held in chains and told we would only be freed if our families or government paid $4,000 (3,500 euros) per person or if we ourselves went out with other captives to steal and bring them money. We eventually escaped when the Cameroonian army attacked," he said.

Aisha Moussa, who was also freed by the soldiers, said that when she was 14 years old, her parents sent her to get married to a Boko Haram militant who took her to a camp near the Cameroon-Nigeria border.

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