Amba fighters have opened fire on a public transport vehicle on the Mbengwi- Bamenda road in Momo division, North West region killing the driver and wounding a girl, MMI has learnt. The incident happened Thursday April 7.
The amba fighters are said to have rained bullets on the vehicle, shattering its windscreen and wounding the girl on the leg. A source told MMI that, ” the vehicle left Mbengwi for Bamenda this morning. While on the way,they met a group of Amba fighters who immediately opened fire ON the vehicle”.
The source added that ,”the driver was shot on the chest while a little girl in the vehicle received a bullet in the leg”
The driver and the little girl are said to have been rushed to the hospital. The medics are said to have confirmed the driver dead in the hospital.
In a footage obtained by MMI, a person is heard narrating that:”we were in the vehicle. Out of a sudden we heard gunshots. Before we knew it the windscreen was shattered and blood oozing. We laid low and started crippling for safety”.
The same person said “… we actually don’t know the reason behind this. After the shooting , the fighters came closer and shockingly discovered that the shot driver was a wrong target as we heard them saying because the driver is not new on this road”.
Another voice is overheard in the footage saying that when the vehicle was spotted by the fighters,they mistook it for a military vehicle. This is because they had a tip off that the military was coming.
Civilians have continued to pay a heavy with their lives in the almost six-year running conflict between the regular army and separatists who say they want to create a state out of Cameroon called Ambazonia.