The Cameroonian authorities, on Saturday, said the separatists in the country had killed no fewer than six people in the English-speaking Northwest province. According to the report, this happened during a raid on an army post.
Confirming the incident, the Communication Minister and government spokesman, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, said the attack happened when the separatists raided the army post at Matazem on Friday. Also, he revealed that four soldiers and two civilians lost their lives during the attack.
According to findings, Matazem demarcates Northwest province from the predominantly French-speaking West province.
In a similar report, four soldiers and a civilian also died on Wednesday in Northwest province. This reportedly happened during an attack on the army’s official convoy. Authorities alleged that the separatists were the brain behind the Wednesday attack.
According to reports, there has been a constant fight in Cameroon’s two English-speaking provinces, Southwest and Northwest. The anglophone separatists allegedly launched these attacks against the army. Reports revealed the attacks have continued since October 2017.
Most parts of Cameroon inhabit French-speaking people. These French-speaking Cameroonians are reportedly seen as oppressors of the English-speaking citizens.
Unfortunately, the international communities are yet to recognise the anglophone, who has been fighting for self-government as ‘State of Amazonia’.
According to reports, ‘Amba Boys’ separatists have continued to constitute havoc to the region as attacks on soldiers and police officers are increasingly alarming. The civilians are not free from the havocs, especially the students and the teachers whom they accuse of learning and teaching French. They constantly attack these innocent civilians and, at worst, kidnap them.
In totality, no fewer than 3,000 people have lost their lives to these incessant attacks. Also, at least 700,000 people have fled their homes for safety.
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