By David Atangana
At least 17 people have been killed and 65 others injured following clashes between the population and Ambazonia fighters in kajifu and Obonyi communities in Akwaya Subdivision, Manyu Division of the restive South West region, of Cameroon, MMI has gathered.
The incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday May 29, 2022
Armed separatists are reported to have met resistance from the population when they stormed the area to abduct some locals. The armed fighters are said to have opened fire on the population killing 17 people with 65 others injured and a majority fleeing to neighbouring Nigeria for refuge.
The fighters, according to reports have also banned Christianity with churches closed in these communities.
“Separatists attacked Kajifu, crossed to Obonyi 1,2 and 3”, a source told MMI, adding that “in Obonyi community, the population rose up in resistance saying they were tired of being kidnapped for ransom”
The attempted resistance was met with brutal force from the fighters costing lives, according to confirmed reports.
“They killed 17 people, and injured 65”, the source said, further adding that “those injured and other villagers fled to a neighbouring Nigerian community for refuge”
The source continued that ” they closed all churches and said no more Christianity”
“It’s unbelievable that this wickedness is going on when we are at the stage of encouraging people to return back to the village”, the source lamented.
The Nigerian military is reported to have loitered around the border but staged no intervention as the population was struggling to flee for their lives.
This incident represents the latest in a spate of violence against the population by Separatist fighters.
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