Cameroon-Chad border crossing closed after attack

Cameroonian media reported that the crossing, which links the northernmost city of Kousseri to Chadian capital N'Djamena, was shut after militants attacked the Kousseri police station, leaving two people dead.

Cameroon-Chad border crossing closed after attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

A border crossing between Cameroon and Chad has been closed following a deadly Monday attack on a border police station that Cameroonian officials have blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group, local media reported.

Cameroonian media reported that the crossing, which links the northernmost city of Kousseri to Chadian capital N'Djamena, was shut after militants attacked the Kousseri police station, leaving two people dead.

According to local media, armed men stormed the police station before freeing a prisoner and killing two policemen.

Nigeria's Boko Haram, which means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language, first emerged in the early 2000s preaching against government misrule and corruption.

The group later became violent, however, after the death of its leader in 2009 while in police custody.

In the five years since, the shadowy sect has been blamed for numerous attacks on places of worship and government institutions, along with thousands of deaths.

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