The victims. Source:Cameroon-info.net

Members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, have chopped off ears of several women in Kalagari, Cameroon, Concise News has learned.

The group attacked the village Tuesday night and chased away members of the village vigilante group, took the women hostage, before performing the inhuman act.

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They were punished for allegedly passing information to the Cameroonian and Multinational Joint Task Force.

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.

According to Cameroon.-info.net, the insurgents 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.

The Boko Haram group had been known for all manners of bestial deeds, such as beheading victims, cutting their hands while pretending to enforce Sharia and burning homes of people.