Cameroonian bloggers working under the banner of the Cameroon Bloggers Association have launched a campaign to mobilize the Cameroonian public around the urgency of defeating the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. The goal of the campaign is threefold: highlight the threat posed by the terrorist group in Cameroon, show support for Cameroonian troops who have so far held back the Boko Haram onslaught, and express solidarity with the people of the North region who have been hardest hit by Boko Haram.
The first part of the campaign will be primarily online and begins today, January 19, 2015, with bloggers publishing articles on various aspects of the fight against Hoko Haram and encouraging Cameroonians on social media to replace their Twitter profile pictures and Facebook cover and profile pictures with special banners and buttons specifically created for the campaign. The campaign organizers also hope to engage a worldwide audience on twitter using the #StopBokoHaram hashtag.
The second phase of the campaign will include activities on the ground in Cameroon.