Two female suicide bombers detonated their charges in a town in northern Cameroon in November 2016, wounding four.
MORA, CAMEROON – Nothing says success like expanding your brand: the same goes for terrorists.
Not too far from where I live in a small Ontario town there is an Amazon distribution plant. Like everything else associated with that company it is big. I mean really big. I mean HUGE.
The bays for the trucks stretch forever it seems. Thankfully the facility is far enough away from my house that I do not hear the constant roar and hum of 18-wheelers. If I could, I am not sure I could live where I do. Amazon is of course an American company. I recall when it only sold books. Now it sells everything! The number of boxes at my local post office with the Amazon logo is beyond counting some days.
The corporation is not limited to the US – far from it. It has representation in a dozen or so countries and that list is growing fast. Soon it will be a global entity indeed.
Companies expand to increase sales. Terrorist groups expand to spread fear and sow destruction. The Islamist terrorist organisation Boko Haram (BH) is a good example. Formally limited to Nigeria, it has carried out attacks in neighbouring Chad, Benin and other African nations.
On this day in 2016
That list now includes Cameroon. On this day in 2016 two female suicide bombers attacked a small town in northern Cameroon. One terrorist was able to detonate her device, wounding four people: the other was shot dead by villagers.
The second suicide bomber fell, when people gathered, we discovered she was not dead, when she moved, people shouted and then she was killed.
It was not the first time the town of Mora was hit: BH has a reputation for using female operatives. And will likely not be the last.