In Cameroon, Christians And Muslims Protect Each Other From Boko Haram
In Cameroon, a terrorist group allied withISIS called Boko Haram has been attacking local communities with raids and suicide bombings. Boko Haram has been growing in influence in recent years and controls parts of Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.
However, there has been growing resistance to their violence, and many people are now beginning to organize and defend one another from attacks.
Mindjiyawa Bakary, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region told Anadolu Agency on Thursday that Christians and Muslims are organizing together to help protect one another from terrorist attacks, since many of these attacks have been targeted at places of worship.
“We have a new technique; Christians secure mosques when Muslims pray… On Sundays when Christians are in places of worship, Muslims patrol around churches to detect any suspicious movement,” Bakary said.
“This new strategy is currently being tested in some villages and will be extended to the whole region,”Bakary added.