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3 soldiers wounded as gunmen attack school in Cameroon’s strife-torn Anglophone region

YAOUNDE, Jan. 10 Xinhua | — Three soldiers were wounded Thursday as gunmen attacked a school in Kumba, a locality in Cameroon’s Southwest, one of the country’s two strife-torn English-speaking regions, Cameroon army said.

The army immediately blamed armed separatists for the attack.

“A group of armed secessionists were breaking the Multimedia Center of Bilingual High School Kumba District 2, a joint intervention team of Police and Gendarmerie came down on the site. As a result of the exchange of gunfire three gendarmes were wounded and transported to the district hospital of Kumba. On the enemy side, several were neutralized and wounded,” a statement from the army said.

The Cameroonian security forces regularly use the word “neutralize” to refer to “kill.”

Locals reported hearing “deafening sound” of gunshots in the localities of Kumba, Muyuka and Muea of the Southwest region as government forces clashed with armed separatists.

“Shooting started by midday and continued this evening. The streets are deserted. Everybody is indoors,” a resident of Kumba who preferred not to be named told Xinhua.

In his New Year message, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya warned that the armed separatists will be “neutralized” if they do not drop their weapons and “follow the right track.”

On Wednesday, members of the diplomatic corps in Cameroon urged Biya to settle the conflict through “inclusive dialogue.”

Government forces and armed separatists have been clashing since November 2017 after separatists declared “independence” of the two Anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest in the largely French-speaking African country. Enditem

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31 comments

  1. “Neutralized”
    That’s the buzzword going forward.
    “Neutralized” LOL

    • Idiotic [email protected], Neutralize equates to killing civilians, dressing them up as separatist fighters with Dane guns on their side, spraying toxic gas and chemicals on them and then burning up their corpses and in many cases burning while some are still alive. Tropical monkeys. Black man disgrace and poverty invitation is these Equatorial jungle dwellers than eat half cook hiv infested monkeys with cassava. The tribe that brought HIV into this world is not qualified to run any country as chaos, corruption, thievery and rigging elections is their Portion.

      • Your almighty Queen of England has quite a different definition of the word NEUTRALIZE!

        Whoever takes up arms against the state must be NEUTRALIZED. Your armed gangs and their leaders will continue to be NEUTRALIZED.

        Civilians do not bear weapons… and your armed gangs are going around murdering innocent civilians in all sorts of barbaric ways… as you chop off the fingers, hands, legs of civilians. Your rampaging gangs will eventually be NEUTRALIZED before any dialogue can have a chance of restoring sanity in the traumatised society.

        • Hey Ghost Worker,
          You are beginning to talk about dialogue? What changed? Where did the “GALANT” Republican army go? I thought by now, as per your insinuation, the situation is Southern Cameroons would have been resolved?
          Slimy toad!

  2. After raping girls in the school and impregnating they kill the young men who have witnessed their inhumane act and label them as terrorist.
    Just like the French are neutralizing you with 1- CFA to 2-rigged elections and 3-exploited natural resources, you have learned well to practice your own neutralization through rape of young girls and killings of youngmen in Anglophone Cameroon.
    Tribal army passing for a Republican army in a place ruled by tribal anarchist.
    Who is fooling who?
    An army that is good at executing women and babies, raping girls and transmitting HIV, killing young men and burning villages!
    Very Low IQ

    • So you think when you use a thousand screen names like KEHDINGA, you are taking cover???!!! My dear, your head is in the sand but your strained birth canal is still exposed to the world. Impostor!

      • This banga dog say Rastaman, I was actually warned of your aggressive bloating when I was introduced to this site and here you are showing the best of it. Listen your Reme Pimah, I am not the lady you are after lepreosy baboon. Kehdinga means taker of spear and it’s a male name. Leave this sister alone and face me craze goat. Why don’t you try neutralizing me physically because you can’t do it online. I go cut that you Bangala them push down your rusty smoky throat. Yesterday we sent down 15 terrorist soldiers to their early grave. What we were waiting for has arrived so trust me we will behead all those Beti and Chadian dogs raping our women like the 5 they raped in Jakiri yesterday. Come and take our guns make we see. See me some gombe swine. Gun doesn’t make you stronger. Our heart does

      • Neutralisation rotten republic republicanism. Hahahaha how can the almighty CameroUn soldiers be wounded?

        • oh . Are you really living in this world or you just decided to be funny? If ambazonia terrorist having odashi can be killd then why surprised that a Cameroon army was sounded by a Terrorist. Americans have the strongest army in the univers. Do you know that? Terrorist do kill their soldiers.

      • Ras Tuge is a deluded old man who can write in English and insult people, and that’s all he prides himself for. He comes here defending a failed system,and a government that uses the state army to kill its citzens. This old Ras Tuge is a good for nothing noise maker, and an unproductive immigrant in his host country. People who really have a job, a family, and other responsibilties would not come here and make noise all day long like this lunatic is doing. he pays lipservice to cameroon,but he is hiding in a foreign country recieving social grants from the government. Ras Tuge, the noise you make here would/could only be worth listening to if you were talking from Cameroon. I understand those who criticize the system and shout from a safe distance, but u taliking from your hideout.

    • @LUM
      you can say that again. Time is at the corner when reasonable and peace loving anglophones will join the government to destroy all the Terrorists. I mean the so called Ambazonia. Idiots

      • If yoi think that those dieing don’t have mother’s or family then you are a gorilla baboon cross for sure. Go and join the army and see how your entire generation in Ambazonia shall pay for this.

  3. Brown Sugar (Abuja)

    3 soldiers wounded and several civilians neutralized. While this is coming from the Republic of Cameroon side, we should also wait and hear the casualty from the Republic of Ambazonia Defence Force.

    The government of Biya, can not be trusted as a result of extrajudicial killing of unarmed civilians in the past.

    Now, the couldn’t come out to tell the world the number of civilians that died as a result of their continue occupation of Ambaland. But, the were so quick to put figures of wounded military terrorist as 3.

    This is 2019, and nothing seems to change, and with the look of things, the struggle for independence is gaining more momentum both home and abroad.

    The international community is aware of Biya atrocities in the occupied land. The Republic of Cameroon can not win this war

    • The world is focused on Nigeria in 2019.

    • My friend, I have asked you this question several times. Where did Biafra go with its own fight for independence 4 decades ago? You think it is easy to defeat a well established nation like Cameroon? I mean where did Biafra end with all the sophisticated weapons they had from France and Israel? You have quickly forgotten about the images of your people dying of malnutrition because of the unfortunate war. Now u are here talking about another country. Why don’t you just mine your business and let Cameroonians deal with what is happenings in Cameroon like Cameroonians let you deal with your mess in Biafra 4 decades ago?

      • Brown Sugar (Abuja)

        Mr. Milk, i think you are asking a very vital question, but, to the wrong person.

        To you and this delusional, educated illiterate Rat-Tug, believes anyone from Naija, is biafran.

        Ignorance is truly a bliss to you fools.

        • @Brown Sugar,

          did Biafrians go after Biafrians during the civil war?

          I know most of you are praying that Cameroon be destroyed, so you can take that as an example to rally support within your ranks, or use that opportunity to do ur business. But guess what? Be it in NGR or CMR, people have become too wise to be trapped, for, it is now very clear that separatist fanatics, no matter their origins, are more interested in positioning themselves on top of the hive than liberating their supposedly CHERISHED folks, no matter the COST.

          You were born in CMR, but u failed to understand CMRs. Do u still wonder why CMRs still earn respect? Did you c how CAF started begging? It is cos of CMR BRAIN.

          So did UN bow down, and the Bakassi issue was resolved, once and for all…

        • And, Brown Sugar,

          make no mistake, once we’re going to sit down and talk with each other, some HATERs of CMR are going to be shocked.

          We are not like NGR, this is no demeaning endeavour, nor hate-motivated claim, but CMR is unique, and that is just the way it is.

          Read some history books, Southern CMRs came to the rescue of Western CMRs. That is why SC refused to dance according to the tunes of Enugu. And when the violence CMR against CMR curbs down, and it is already doing so, you’ll have the opportunity to seeing that same spirit being rekindled in modern times.

          Have you seen any intellectual CMR in the BUSHES?

          Anyway, as a LOVER of the BLK race, I am still convinced, highly, that even NGR and CMR would form a UNION one day…

        • And, Brown Sugar,

          make no mistake, once we’re going to sit down and talk with each other, some HATERs of CMR are going to be shocked.

          We are not like NGR, this is no demeaning endeavour, nor hate-motivated claim, but CMR is unique, and that is just the way it is.

          Read some history books, Southern CMRs came to the rescue of Western CMRs. That is why SC refused to dance according to the tunes of Enugu. And when the violence CMR against CMR curbs down, and it is already doing so, you’ll have the opportunity to seeing that same sp#irit being rekindled in modern times.

          Have you seen any intellectual CMR in the BUSHES?

          Anyway, as a LOVER of the BLK race, I am still convinced, highly, that even NGR and CMR would form a UNION one day…

        • ZZ!
          You are a wise man! With his feet on the ground. Thank you.
          La sagesse de ca! !!
          Y a des gens dans ce forum, plus le temps passe, plus ils deviennent bêtes…
          Les aigris alors mrd…
          On dirait que l’hiver là, ce n’est que eux que ca frappe…
          Y a des gens ici qui n’ont plus vu les lolos bio d’une Cmr depuis des lustres, et ils viennent verser leur frustrations ici…Hihihi..
          Fault qu’ils aillent au Pays, y a plein de gos la bas qui chôment..

    • @ Brown sugar mama, You f’cking Biafrans will never destroy our country. We gave you guys refuge when the Nigerian gov’t came after you for wanting to separate. You now think you are bold enough to do the same in Cameroon. Minalmi. You and your half brothers with tainted Biafra blood will all be destroyed. Read my succulent juicy lips: CAMEROON WILL NEVER EVER BE SEPARATED.

  4. SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

    LAST TIME I CHECKED DICTATOR CREATED A SO-CALLED COMMISSION ON DISARMAMENT

  5. They have shaped the news this time to favour them. These days we hadly hear about police,gendarmes or army
    being killed by Amba Boys. LRP forces want to make it looks like we are loosing,which is not the case. Infact we are winning.

    • Keep on dreaming Mr. gentleman, you are losing. Your head has been cut off by the Biya regime through bribery. Your leaders are now buying new houses and cars in the West. Things have fallen apart and the center cannot hold anymore.

  6. The Hague is gathering steam to wait for them and they are shivering. Now the police /
    gerdermes are getting involved. But the Hague, knows the game better.
    Like Spattans, Ambazozos remain very optimistic to reach Buea. Our victory will come
    in broad day light.
    A new judge for the Sisiku case: `Tori don baje, 4 dia under belle`. The hunter, running
    instead of the game. Ngole Ngole, Atangha Nji, Tchiroma etc, will learn the lesson of
    saying no to evil for once. Minister jean momo, should look before leaping.

    • Foolish Joshua. The Hague is run by France and its allies. As long as Biya serves France and not Cameroonians, he will never go to the Hague. Start using your brain and stop misleading young anglophone Cameroonians to their early graves brother.

  7. They must be ready to fight forever because we will never relinquish our birth right, the land of our ancestors, our chariot of the gods, oh no, never.
    We have overcome.

  8. Only a mad man will support terrorists who kidnap students. Ambazonia is history. Their leaders in the diaspora have all been bribed by the Biya regime. They are now using the money they got from the foolish ones who contributed to buy their houses and cars. Some moo moo them di still fight for nothing. Biya don cut off wuna head.

    • Only an idiot prepares lies as an excuse to be a life time slave. Your mami pimah so @craze Bob.

    • Your lies don’t add up,. Try harder @bobjazz

      • My friends, I am in North America and I know what I’m talking about. Keep on deceiving yourselves. You are fighting a lost battle. You can curse as much as you like but the truth remains the truth. Only the weak curse.