SCENES OF WAR IN BAMENDA: HEAVY GUN FIRING
The city of Bamenda this morning, Credible sources explain that the shooting between defense and security forces was provoked by an attack by unidentified men.
The inhabitants of Bamenda, chief town of the North West Region, were very cautious on the morning of Sunday, February 4, 2018. Some did not dare to set foot outside their neighborhood, or even their home. And for good reason, they spent the night in fear in their stomach, hearing shots fired in many places.
“The defense and security forces were surprised by an attack by unidentified men. The army fought back. The clashes lasted several hours with epicenters Ngeng Junction and Ntamulung strategic locations of Commercial Avenue Bamenda “said a colleague who said he had lived this crazy night of shooting.
Independent sources say without much clarity that there would have been deaths and injuries. Patrols of men in uniform circulating in Bamenda hotspots and the governor of the North West Region and other local authorities are issuing statements to reassure the population
The shootout comes three days after the governor’s decision bans the sale of firearms. In the same decision. The governor is trying by this decision to curb the renewed tension recently recorded between defense forces and activists fighting for the independence of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.