Separatist fighters are said to have attacked some workers of the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC in Tiko, wounding them and cutting off some of their body parts.
The boys our sources say, while carrying out the act yesterday kept asking the workers who sent them to work.
Yesterday’s attack on CDC workers is not the first of its kind, as separatist fighters have for some time now been carrying out similar acts especially on state workers in the Anglophone regions. Following the latest attack, other workers and inhabitants as a while have been expressing their fear of being targeted in similar attacks or worse.
Though government has always encouraged persons in the regions to go about their activities normally promising to beef up security, many say not enough is being done to guarantee their protection. This can be seen in the increase in the rate if kidnappings in the regions, with the armed men asking for millions in ransom in most cases.
Tuesday’s attacks it should be recalled comes just weeks after the kidnap, torture and gruesome murder of Bamenda prison administrator, Florence Ayafor, another act blamed on separatist fighters.
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Separatists fighters have however denied the allegations, noting that they don’t even have fighters in Tiko.
“Tiko had a camp long ago but since the death of the commander, the camp was dissolved and as of now, there isn’t any camp there … So it puzzles me sometimes when such reports come from Tiko” an Ambazonian leader told MMI.
“Note that the LRC have built their own gangs that go around and commit atrocities to blackmail our boys” he added.
Other separatists have made similar comments several times, with some attributing the leadership of such groups to top government officials.
The CDC which is the second top employer in the country as a result if the armed conflict in the English speaking regions had earlier laid of workers as well as out in place austerity measures to be able to keep running. Without financial support, the corporation could even close down in the Kong run, as not only are its workers attacked but some of its facilities are beginning to have inadequately staffed and are even destroyed.
Mimi Mefo Info