The Ministry of Defence, MINDEF has said rumours circulating about a supposed attack on the convoy of North West Governor, Lele L’Afrique are false.
In a statement released, MINDEF explains that not only were there no human casualties, but there was never an attack of the sort in the first place.
“This is not true. Nothing as such happened” it stated.
“On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Governor of the North-West Region proceeded to the installation of the Divisional Officer for the MEZAM in peace and serenity” it went on.
Calling the rumour an “immature manipulation aimed at undermining the morale of Cameroonians”, MINDEF maintained that ” the Republican Army remains more than ever engaged in peace-building operations, essential to the free movement of goods and persons in parts of the national territory plagued by the most abject barbarism … a mission they carry out with HONOR & LOYALTY.”
This comes after images and information have been circulating on social media claiming that some of those who were in the convoy were killed and others injured after it was attacked by Ambazonian fighters in Baba in the North West region.
The newly installed Senior Divisional Officer for Built is also said to have been attacked by the Ambazonian fighters, leaving his car destroyed by bullets.
These recent waves of attacks come weeks after the National dialogue that held in Yaounde to seek solutions to the crisis in the Anglophone regions.