By David Atangana
Atleast twelve houses have been burnt to ashes and an old man killed in Mbessa, a village in Belo subdivision of Boyo division of the crisis hit North West region.
Business places and homes were reportedly looted.
The incident reportedly occured Tuesday October 11, 2022 following an invasion by elements of the Cameroonian army.
Villagers allegedly took to their heels when the military descended on the remote locality, apparently in search of armed separatist Ambazonia fighters.
“The military has been causing havoc in Mbessa Fondom, Belo sub division in Boyo division since morning,” a local who opted not to be named told MMI.
While watching from hilltops, the source said, they saw thick smoke emanating from houses.
“As of now a total of 12 houses has been razed to ashes, five bikes have been burned too,” the source added.
According to report, a man in an attempt to run for his life was killed and his child missing.
“One civilian by name Helbert Nshom was killed in an attempt to escape. The man was fleeing with his child before he was killed and since then the child has not been found,” the source went on adding that: “Only the father’s deceased body was discovered.”
“The military has also broken in to many shops and killed many goats, carting away what they met,” lamented our source.
The day seems to be long as villagers remain hiding in bushes inside the rains.
“Villagers are in the forest and it has been raining heavily in the village for hours now.”
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