There is really no limit to the brutality of Boko Haram insurgents as some women have found out in Kalagari community, a border village in northern Cameroon near Nigeria.
In a recent dawn attack, Boko Haram gunmen sliced off the ears of women, who apparently had been helping by passing information to the Cameroonian and Multinational Joint Task Force, set up to degrade the insurgency.
The women were part of a vigilante group set up by the community, but when the Boko Haram militia came, they outnumbered the local forces and dealt with their women.
Camerooninfo that reported the latest brutality by the insurgents said they have stepped up their attacks in Cameroon in recent times. On June 9, 16 Cameroon soldiers were killed in an attack in the own of Darak, Logone and Chari district.
The attack was carried out by an estimated 300 Boko Haram fighters. Eight civilians were also wounded in the attack.
President Paul Biya has come under criticism, for keeping mute over the attacks on Kalagari and Darak.
Biya however sent a condolence message to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari over the attack last weekend in Nganzai district of Borno, in which at least 70 people reportedly died, including over 23 mourners.