Ambazonia War: 13 dead in clashes between Ambazonians and the army in the North West and South west
The Anglophone crisis lasts and continues to claim victims.
Several clashes were reported Tuesday in the English-speaking regions of the northwest and southwest, the day after the proclamation of the results of the presidential election giving Paul Biya, the outgoing president, winner with 71.28% of the vote, said in a statement. Anadolu, commander of the North West Military Region, Brigadier General Aga Robinson.
The Cameroonian army launched an offensive against a separatist base in the northwestern city of Ndu after receiving reports that the separatists were planning an attack from that base, the military official said.
The balance of this offensive was 13 dead including three civilians, hit by stray bullets, two soldiers and eight separatists, said the same source.
Several other attacks were recorded Tuesday in other localities such as Bambui and Bambili in the northwest and Buea in the southwest “without casualties,” added Robinson.
Congratulating Paul Biya on his victory, the British government said in a statement released Tuesday “deeply concerned by the deterioration of the situation in the English-speaking regions, which continue to experience high levels of violence and human rights violations. perpetrated by both security forces and armed separatists “.
To this end, the United Kingdom has called on the Cameroonian Government “to take urgent measures to address the crisis in the English-speaking regions”, stressing that “it is essential that all parties engage in a peaceful and inclusive process. structured, leading to constitutional reforms, as previously defined by the President, and avoiding the excessive use of force “.
The two English-speaking regions of southwestern and northwestern Cameroon, have been going through a serious security crisis for nearly two years, born of the social and economic demands of the local population. denounce the “marginalization” of their regions by the Francophone central government.