The Cameroonian authorities were forced to shut down about 130 of schools in the north of the country over Boko Haram insurgency, which seriously traumatizes the citizens.
According to The Cable, many students had to relocate to safer regions to proceed with their education.
It is none of a secret that Cameroon, standing hand in hand with Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram activities, has experienced the dire consequences of terrorism spread: numerous attacks on the towns, kidnaps, militants hiding in their territory, Nigerian soldiers fleeing to Cameroon and thousands of displaced Nigerians seeking refuge at their neighbours’.
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Military of both countries continue cooperating in an attempt to tackle the insecurity challenges, however residents feel the danger as the attacks persist.
Speaking today, November 25, with Voice of America, Monouna Fotso, an official of the country’s ministry of education, said that Boko Haram raids and abductions halted academic activity along Cameroon’s 500-kilometre boundary with Borno state.
“The diagnosis is going on if there are some which are destroyed or occupied because some of the schools were temporarily occupied. I am telling you, we are preoccupied, very preoccupied by this situation. It is the whole government, not only the ministry of secondary education, that is preoccupied. At that moment also, we will bring the staff and students to new sites. The objective of this Boko Haram is to traumatise our citizens.”
Earlier this month it was reported that around 13,000 of Nigerians crossed the border with Cameroon only after the October 29 attack on Mubi town, Adamawa State.
The minister of territorial administration and decentralisation, Rene Emmanuel, lamented that Cameroonians living along the border with Nigeria suffered every day as a result of Boko Haram insurgency.
Meanwhile the Cameroonian military continue eradicating terrorism in an attempt to bring peace to their citizens. The national army has recently reported having killed hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in separate raids.