Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

SABC News | Seven people including a senior Cameroon government administrator and a mayor were killed in an ambush that involved an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday in the country’s restive southwest, the region’s governor said.

Bernard Okalia Bilai, Governor of the South West Region, said the Sub-prefect of Ekondo Titi was on a tour of his jurisdiction when his convoy hit an IED, and was then attacked by separatist fighters.

“It was a terrorist attack. It was an ambush,” Bilai told journalists, adding that the situation was under control.

The region is one of two English-speaking regions in the Central African nation, where insurgents are seeking to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia.

They began fighting the military in 2017 after civilian protests calling for greater representation for the country’s English-speaking minority were violently repressed.

The administrator is the highest government official to be killed so far in the conflict that has claimed over 3 000 lives and displaced nearly one million.

Cho Ayaba, who leads the Ambazonian Defence Force, one of the main English-speaking separatist groups, claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.

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  1. **** FOOD FOR THOUGHT ****

    IT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO START A WAR. HOWEVER, IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO STOP A WAR.

    Dictator Biya started his sh*thole UNWINNABLE war hoping that it would last for a week or two, the so-called BLITZKRIEG.
    Unfortunately for him, Amba boys gave him an OPEN-ENDED WAR. That evil BULU Dictator does NOT have the resources and know-how to fight an open-ended war. That was the reason he created his so-called commission on disarmament. He thought he could end the war with the help of his dirty trick since he started the war without an EXIT STRATEGY.
    Unfortunately for Dictator Biya, Amba boys (the GENUINE ones) REJECTED the so-called commission on disarmament since WAR IS WAR.

    THERE WILL BE ZERO DISARMAMENT IN SC.

    THE WAR CONTINUES……..

    • **** BREAKING SWEET NEWS ****

      “On Tuesday, the 02.03.2022, there was a massive slaughter of army soldiers by Southern Cameroonian fighters in the country’s Northwest region. The dead included – Mbem Jean Pierre, Kamga Dieudonné, Ntieche Mefire Mohamed, Kamto Kamdem Fabice, Ntongfack Brice, Kameni Albert, Tchinda Antoine, Ninchue Blaise. One survivor, Baba Jean, successfully escaped to the Mesaje Brigade while one soldier is still missing. The hunting season is clearly open, and the world will very soon be seeing rivers of blood in that part of the country.”

      • I love this. Everything is always under control. Le President Biya est comme le soleil.

        Chiti chiti, bang, bang.

  2. Nos deux regions du sud-ouest et du nord-ouest reviennent progressivement à la paix nobi so?

  3. Papa Biya na God no biso