MENAFN | Local authorities in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region of Northwest declared that 31 armed separatists have surrendered and started re-integration operation into society.
Sixtus Gabsa, Northwest regional director of the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee (NDDRC) confirmed: “We have 31 ex-fighters who have already dropped their weapons and have come to the re-integration center. Twenty-five boys and six girls. We have been informed that three others are at the general’s office pending transfer to the center.”
Officials added that the action gave a “dignified” exit for previous combatants and prospects for social reintegration, and would raise hopes for the restore of calm and normalcy.
Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the Northwest region’s governor urged: “I call on each and everyone to mobilize and ask our young people who are still in the bushes to come to the disarmament center. They will be well received, trained and will face no legal charges.”