Eight killed in raids in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

YAOUNDE, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — At least eight people including civilians have been killed in military raids in Cameroon’s English-speaking region of Northwest, local and security sources said Wednesday.

The raids in Wum, a locality of Northwest, came after armed separatist fighters killed a government soldier who was on a night patrol in the area, according to a military official who asked not to be named.

From Monday to Tuesday, government troops accompanied by armed local vigilantes raided the locality.

The attacks were described to Xinhua Wednesday by four villagers who said they had fled into nearby bushes or cowered at home while soldiers rifled through their belongings. They said they saw seven dead people, including three armed separatist fighters and four civilians.

The military official told Xinhua that troops were conducting a raid on separatist positions when they came under fire and killed what he labelled as terrorists.

The Cameroonian army has beefed up security in the region after armed separatists ambushed and killed 15 soldiers in a single combat in September.

The army has since 2017 been fighting English-speaking militias seeking to form a breakaway state known as Ambazonia in the two Anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest. Enditem

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  1. The war can only end at the NEGOTIATING TABLE since there is ZERO military solution.
    Dictator Biya is aware of the above-mentioned statement of fact. However, he continues to send his terrorist soldiers to fight an UNWINNABLE war.


  2. Ambazonia or separation, is not a crime. Those vigilantes, are fools, who should
    be purnished by Ambazonians. LRC, killed Ernest Ouandi et al, and have apologized
    for being foolish back then. If what they are doing today, is not assimilation, why then
    a repeatition of the foolishness of the past?

    • JOSUA,,,does it not make sense to stop assimilation by simply imposing a simple african language for all?.why accept assimilation to france or britain losing our civilization remaining caged withen languages bent on eracing our values an,d so humanity?has vietnam not moved ahead with vietnamese?

  3. @BAH ACHO I have been waiting for u to impose African language in our schools and courts in Cameroon to no avail.All u do is to give examples how other countries like Vietnam have moved ahead.What are u waiting to start imposing African language in our schools?