By Solemanu Buba
Two civilians have been killed following a gun battle between government forces and separatist fighters in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon.
The gun battle unfolded at the Ntaturu neighborhood in Bamenda.
The incident took place on the night of Easter Sunday.
Reports say soldiers stormed a drinking spot at the Ntaturu neighborhood in search of Separatist fighters operating in that area.
The raid later turned into a gun battle, Tse, an eye witness told MMI. “They came at about 11:00PM in a snack called Billy juice. We only heard gun shots coming from the soldiers and members of the Non State Armed Groups that were around responded. We ran for safety only to hear later that two of our friends have been killed,” Tse said.
A provision store owner whose identify cannot be revealed for security reasons said: “The soldiers earlier came to the travelers neighborhood and asked us to close our shops and that no place should be opened. We did as we were told because we knew they could easily turn their guns on us if we wasted the least time. This explains why many had to migrate to Ntaturu to have fun and to end up dying in a snack.”
The victims have been taken to the mortuary while the families only have their eyes to cry.
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