CAMEROON – Militants cut off the ears of women in horrific attack on Christian village

Aug. 8, 2019 | Christianity Today


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Women from a Christian village in Cameroon recover after having their ears chopped off by members of Boko Haram(Photo: Open Doors)

The barbarism of Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, has reached new heights after reports of women having their ears chopped off during an attack on a Christian village.

Local media reports that Boko Haram fighters stormed the Christian village of Kalagari in northern Cameroon on July 29, taking eight women hostage and cutting off their ears before releasing them. 

The women are being treated for their injuries but Open Doors UK said it was not clear whether all of the abducted women had been released. 

The militant group has terrorised Christian communities in Nigeria for the last decade and has now splintered and spread its violent ideology into Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

It is notorious for abducting women and girls, most famously 276 largely Christian schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014, but there have been others. 

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