Home / English / Cameroon Separatist Fighter Names Himself ‘King’ of Southwest District

Cameroon Separatist Fighter Names Himself ‘King’ of Southwest District

YAOUNDE VOA | There is outrage in Cameroon after a separatist fighter who chased several traditional rulers from the English-speaking Lebialem district enthroned himself as king. Raids by the military to capture the fighter and ensuing battles led to the deaths of 11 suspected fighters and the beheading of a police officer.

Heavily guarded by his fighters and accompanied by several women he said are his wives, Lekeahka Oliver, dressed in local traditional regalia, announces that he is the only king of Lebialem.



Recently, Oliver’s fighters attacked and chased away many local traditional rulers and notables. He said they supported the central government in the war to make the North-and Southwest regions independent from the rest of Cameroon and its French-speaking majority. At least two of the traditional rulers were killed.

Andreas Lekunze Nembo, traditional ruler of Bamumbu village and president of the Lebialem chiefs conference, said the escaped chiefs are outraged by the desecration of their palaces.

“There is fire in the house. Fire because our customs, tradition and cultural heritage continue to be abused. The desecration of a palace by separatists. Secondly there is general insecurity, intimidation and barbaric actions to our greatest surprise,” said Nembo.

In an attempt to capture Oliver, the military said it mounted raids on separatist camps in Lebialem, killing at least six fighters within the past three days.

Other battles were reported in the northwestern towns of Bamenda and Ndop, killing another five separatist fighters.

The fighters also beheaded a policeman.

Colonel Sone Joseph Ajang, director of administrative and regulatory affairs in Cameroon’s Ministry of Defense, said the separatists have beheaded seven people over the past month.

“We ask ourselves, why do you chop off the head of someone they have already killed? This is to send some warning waves to the mind of soldiers, but we stay resolute as far as our duties are concerned irrespective of all the atrocities we have,” he said.

Deben Tchoffo, governor of the English-speaking Northwest region, said security services are attempting to stop the barbarism.

“It is unbearable and on behalf of the government of the republic, we condemn it strongly and investigations are ongoing to uncover those that have done [are responsible for] that devilish act,” said Tchoffo.

Early this month, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya organized what he called a national dialogue to solve the separatist crisis that has killed close to 3,000 people since 2016. Separatist groups on social media called the dialogue a non-event and refused to participate.

Check Also

“Ta fille n’est pas ta femme”, la chanson qui secoue le Cameroun

BBC | Au Cameroun, un groupe de musiciens a reçu une récompense au parlement pour …

13 comments

  1. Last time I checked, LRC terrorists have already killed the Field Marshall SEVERALLY.
    As proof of their “success story”, the grave of the mother of Paul Biya was displayed on CrTv claiming to be that of the Field Marshall.

    Lebialem is now a NO-GO-AREA for CPDM chiefs, ELECAM, and LRC administrators.

  2. Of course Field Marshall is the fon of Lebialem.Who want to challenge that?

    • Kikiki, Kongosa….hope sey BUSHFALLERS dem di see dis picture fine.

      Ifi wuna di mimba sey wuna go cam settle wuna okrika cloz dem for inside wardrobes for governor’s house, then Amba boys dem go watch wuna cam be president for S-Kamalun, wuna lie. Wuna lick wuna mop fine.

      Wuna go lick da honey for on top bottle sotey spit dry for wuna mop…

      • Bamileke Mbalmayo donkey cross @Zam-Zam. Do you have any shame at all kunny man? Are you not one of those who professed field Marshall is dead? Stop lying like crtv dirty man. Deben Tchofo is also fighting for his life. Challenge that too monkey!

        • Meik ah first hellep you spell ya own name smol…@L’enemie. No wonder wuna mov’t no go ever gree meik njaka dem go lewa.

          Jamaican dem tok sey: “If wind noh blow, fowl batty no show”. Dameanseh, na only when wind di blow wey man fit see fawol yi shihol proper. For da tam wey Laripoublik soldiers dem bin di meik nga dem swim for inside mud, all man bin di halla for defend cheries dem. Bot, jes non, na you dat di send whatsapp for GZ meik dem dissect Anglo women dem liké grong beep.

          Some arda jamaican proverb tok too sey,”Man weh sh## ah pass noh memba, ah di one weh clean ih”. Dameanseh, man wey di do bad di forget quick-quick, bot man wey dem do yi bad no di ever forget.

          Anglo dem no go ever forget how wuna mov’t dan ntum Anglos dem for nyongo cos of granut yarri…

        • Meik ah first hellep you spell ya own name smol…@L’enemi e. No wonder wuna mov’t no go ever gree meik njaka dem go lewa.

          Jamaican dem tok sey: “If wind noh blow, fowl batty no show”. Dameanseh, na only when wind di blow wey man fit see fawol yi shihol proper. For da tam wey Laripoublik soldiers dem bin di meik nga dem swim for inside mud, all man bin di halla for defend cheries dem. Bot, jes non, na you dat di send what-sapp for GZ meik dem dissect Anglo women dem liké grong beep.

          Some arda jamaican proverb tok too sey,”Man weh sh## ah pass noh memba, ah di one weh clean ih”. Dameanseh, man wey di do bad di forget quick-quick, bot man wey dem do yi bad no di ever forget.

          Anglo dem no go ever forget how wuna mov’t dan ntum Anglos dem for nyongo cos of granut yarri…

        • I change my name like that because say your country brother wey d run this website don block the authentic one. So you no d help me for anything swine. See how you d struggle for use panapo dodge my question kunny man? You be don or you no be don sing say grand Field Marshall don die?

  3. While adoring and worshiping Field Marshall in his new glories and associated publicities, those close to him ought also to drag his ears and whisper something about the fate of late General Ivo Mbah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for Fontem’s traditional rulers, they are their own worst enemies!

  4. here are the Troops of LRC..
    Where are the BIRS..
    I heard they are the best ?..
    Lazy corrupt troops..

  5. What have chiefs, to show in that country since after independence? Even when in
    K – town, one of them had to massacre the rightful chief, there is still nothing good
    to show. Many of them, are dying for gov`t pay that Biya bought them over with.
    How is it, that all chiefs are cpdm? I heard, that chief Mbile, is now a chief in one
    of y`de quarters and not in his local oroko land.

  6. Une fois de plus, Biya vient d’être battu à son propre jeu.

    Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun ont incendié des maisons et des magasins en AMBAZONIE. Nous avons la liste de ce qu’ils font en plus de leurs actes barbares.

    Ils pillent, ils brûlent, ils tuent, ils mangent des chiens, volent du bétail
    Pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.
    Ils infiltrent pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils volent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources way dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slaver

  7. we don’t negotiate with terrorists

facilisis risus efficitur. porta. diam ipsum in Sed Curabitur