What you need to know:
At least 12 people have been killed in Darak, Cameroon in a recent Boko Haram attack. Officials state that the victims bodies were discovered by civilians. The government claims that the nature of the infrequent attacks has made it difficult to establish the total number of casualties. The insurgents are believed to have entered the country via small boats on lake Chad, and a multinational task force (Lake Chad Basin Commission) composed of soldiers from Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, and Chad are expected to deploy troops to towns and villages in the region.
Attacks in the region had been drastically reduced last year following successful military operations that killed several hundred militants–however, with rising instability in the region given Niger’s recent coup, there may be a resurgence in insurgent activity.