Boko Haram kidnaps 20 people in Cameroon, executes 12

Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped 20 people from a bus in northern Cameroon, then executed 12 of them, a security source and resident said Monday.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015, 04:45 AM IST

Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped 20 people from a bus in northern Cameroon, then executed 12 of them, a security source and resident said Monday.

The kidnapping occurred on Sunday and all of the survivors have since been released, said a resident, on condition of anonymity, whose wife was among those abducted. An official from a local NGO also confirmed the incident.

According to the security source, who is based in the region, the victims were travelling in a bus stormed by alleged Boko Haram members.

"The bus was coming from Koza and was travelling to Mora," the source said, referring to two towns in the country`s extreme north near the Nigerian border.