Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist sect, attacked Waza, in Cameroon’s Far North Region, kidnapping 10 Chinese engineers and killing one Cameroonian military personnel.
The attack was made Friday before the start of Saturday’s summit talks on Boko Haram in Paris, where five heads of state, including Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, met to map out regional strategies to fight the militant group.
Last month, Boko Haram members kidnapped hundreds of teenage girls from a school in the remote Nigerian village of Chibok, setting off international cries for their release. Some escaped, but 276 girls remain missing.
Boko Haram is a rebel group fighting for an Islamic state wanting to stop Westernization in the region.