Five members of the Cameroon armed forced are said to have been gunned down in an armed confrontation with separatist fighters.
The incident took place in the border locality of Otu, Eyumojock Subdivision, Manyu Division of the South West region on Sunday.
“The Mayor of Eyumojock organised a football cup to bring things back to normal in Otu,” a source says, adding that the move angered separatist fighters that launched an attack.
“There was serious fighting in Otu … more than five soldiers dropped dead and others wounded,” the source confirms.
Government is yet to make any official statement on the incident.
This is not the first time attacks from separatist fighters have left many dead in the region. Weeks back, the Mayor of Mamfe still in the South West region was killed and his guards wounded in an ambush.
With thousands dead due to violence in the English Speaking regions of Cameroon, there have been countless calls for President Pau Biya to convene a sincere dialogue to bring the violence to an end.
Mimi Mefo Info