AMBAZONIAN WAR WITH MILITARY: SIXTEEN AMBAZONIAN HOSTAGES RELEASE IN THE NORTH WEST REGION BY THE MILITARY
cameroondailyjournal.com|Clashes between English-speaking separatists and the Cameroonian army in north-west Cameroon have killed at least 10 people, two sides said on Wednesday, two days after the announcement of Paul Biya’s re-election. the presidency of the country.
Violence related to the separatist movement in the English-speaking regions of the west of the country disrupted the elections. In the Northwest Region, participation was only 5%; in the South West region, 16%.
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In October 2017, the separatists proclaimed the independence of a state baptized “Ambazonia”, triggering a response from the Cameroonian army that has killed several hundred rebels since last year.
According to the government spokesman, the army killed some 30 separatists during an operation on Tuesday morning near the town of Ndu in the north-west to free 16 hostages.
An army soldier was killed, added Tchiroma Bakary. The head of one of the main rebel groups disputed this record. According to Cho Ayaba, seven rebels were killed when the army attacked one of their camps. Three soldiers of the army were killed, he said.