By George Tando, November 29, 2017
Southern Cameroons Journal, Mamfe – Reports of an attack on a military base at Agborkem-Mamfe, in Manyu Division on Tuesday night November 28th say unidentified men ambushed four uniformed officers, killed them and then collected their weapons. The incident comes barely one month after similar incidents in other parts of the restive English speaking regions of Cameroon where separatists are demanding independence.
The killing of the four soldiers brings to 8 the total number of men in uniform that have so far died as the crisis persist. Bodies of the said soldiers have been deposited at Mamfe General Hospital mortuary. The government of Cameroon is yet to make any statement on the attacks.
No one has claimed responsibility over the attacks but the incident is no doubt the outcome of a year old Southern Cameroons crisis that has so led to several arrests, torture, killings and continued mayhem on the people of these two regions by forces of the Republic of Cameroon.
So far, over a two hundred and twenty have been killed by Cameroon military between September 22 and today. During same period, hundreds have been arrested, hundreds still missing, various forms of carnage still ongoing and thousands have fled their villages into neighboring Nigerian towns where they now live as refugees.
The United Nations and other Rights Groups have through various media called on government of Cameroon to put an end to all acts of human rights abuses on Southern Cameroonians and restrain on both sides. It has proposed frank and sincere dialogue with the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia activists who are bent on restoring the statehood of the Southern Cameroons. Several attempts to quell down flaring tempers of the people of Southern Cameroons seem to have met a stone wall. The media recently announced a visit of President Biya to Bamenda the Chief Town of NW Region in coming days. However, the purpose of the visit isn’t known yet.