Following a bomb explosion in Bamenda on Sunday 8th March, the government has provided official figures of the incident.
Communication Minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi has in a press release stated that one soldier was killed and seven others seriously injured.
Of the seven, he said include four soldiers, two policemen and one civilian.
All the injured persons, Minister Sadi adds have been evacuated by plane to the Douala General Hospital and are receiving medical care.
Still in the press release, Minister Sadi confirmed Saturday night’s attack in Galim in the West Region, stating that like the Bamenda International Women’s day attack, it was orchestrated by “secessionist rebels”.
A group claiming to be the Ambazonia Restoration Forces has in a video claimed responsibility for the attack on the Galim police station and gendarmerie. Brandishing weapons allegedly seized in the attack, they have promised to do more in subsequent attacks.