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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three

By Tansa Musa

(Reuters) - The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.

A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, was kidnapped as well, in a separate attack on his home.

Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist militant group, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks as Cameroon has deployed troops to the region, joining international efforts to combat the militants.

Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Senior Cameroonian Politician

"I can confirm that the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in Kolofata came under a savage attack from Boko Haram militants," Issa Tchiroma told Reuters by telephone.

"They unfortunately took away his wife. They also attacked the lamido's residence and he was also kidnapped," he said, and at least three people were killed in the attack.

A Cameroon military commander in the region told Reuters that the vice prime minister, who was at home to celebrate the Muslim feast of Ramadan with his family, was taken to a neighboring town by security officials.

"The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you the Boko Haram elements are still in Kolofata town in a clash with our soldiers," said Colonel Felix Nji Formekong, the second commander of Cameroon's third inter-army military region, based in the regional headquarters Maroua.

The Sunday attack is the third Boko Haram attack into Cameroon since Friday. At least four soldiers were killed in the previous attacks. Meanwhile, some 22 suspected Boko Haram militants, who have been held in Maroua since March, were on Friday sentenced to prison sentences ranging from 10 to 20 years. It was unclear whether the events are related.

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petpetdon July 27 2014 at 10:39 AM

Does anyone need any more proof that Islam is not a peaceful religion?

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sailor7379 July 27 2014 at 11:41 AM

Islam is a religion of conquest by terror. Peaceful coexistence is not possible for a political view that advocates the murder of ALL infidels.

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bps163 July 27 2014 at 12:32 PM

I just look at the photo again! Get this It's Obama brother!

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big dog bps163 July 27 2014 at 1:52 PM

that kool-aid moonshine getting to you?
too many idiots posting

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madkono big dog July 27 2014 at 3:35 PM

as soon as you leave, no more idiots!!!

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houcasey July 27 2014 at 12:37 PM

Islam: The cult of death.
Wherever Islam goes, death and misery follow. Nigeria, Cameroon, Philipines, Middle East, Gaza, Boznia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, France, England. There's no end to the misery, pain and destruction this religion has caused in the world. Islam was once a shining light during the dark ages and has devolved into a cult of thugs and mercenaries urged on by its clerics.

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ernarus houcasey July 27 2014 at 9:09 PM

I agree with those nations you listed..however...u need look no further than the whole Middle East...Egypt...Saudi Arabia...Syria...Iraq...Iran...Jordan...Libya.....etc......they're ALL miserable nations...

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Sean Daniels July 27 2014 at 12:53 PM

When will the world tire of ISLAMIC BS !! THJESE SCUM NEED TO BE ERADICATED !!!

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Truwriter July 27 2014 at 12:41 PM

One of the many stories that our obedient voluntary state run meda does not talk about is that Boko Haram was once on the terror list at the State Dept. Hmmm? It was Hillary Clinton, no doubt on someone's request, who took them off that list so that they would be eligible for US Aid. And we did aid them, as we aided AlQeada in Syria with "humanitarian aide" . Now what person would ever imagine that AlQ trying to overthrow the Syrian secular government would be in the business of doing humanitarian aide? Not. The aide was arms and those arms are now being used to try to destroy everything not Islamic in Iraq and for mass murder. Aide from the US in the Obama years is ALWAYS arms. And Boko Haram is an Islamic terror group with links to AlQ. Hillary/Obama sent them some of that sweet US "Aide" and not long after Boko went on the murderous rampage it is on. Sadly, the US is the death merchant of the world (not Putin in Russia...us!) And sadly the US press ignores it.

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kgc073 July 27 2014 at 5:11 PM

More great news of the atrocities of these peace loving Muslims.

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buddwhyzr July 27 2014 at 12:56 PM

If there was oil in the area, we would already have had Bozo Haram's leaders head mounted on a wall.

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ROB SYKES July 27 2014 at 2:01 PM

Cameroon is an impoverished and poor country, whose idea was it to buy red matching tee shirts instead of putting monetary resources finding these poor girls? I’m sorry but it stinks of some #freeking liberal that has no clue how the real world works [a liberal thinks hash tagging will overpower the vicious Muslims wielding AK-47’s – damm I would pay good money to see that fight]…

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nthewind4everhd July 27 2014 at 3:15 PM

when will we take those people out for good?

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