Boko Haram massacre proceeds

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 19:55

Boko Haram fighters have killed more than 100 people in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and a mosque.

The attack comes, a day after Chad sent troops across the border to flush the armed group out of the Nigerian town of Gamboru.

The massacre also comes, amid a major regional offensive against Boko Haram, which has kidnapped hundreds and killed thousands in neighbouring northern Nigeria and has mounted increasingly bloody cross-border raids.

Many of the dead were found with their throats slit.