Cameroon: Two alleged secessionists shot dead in Mundemba

The Cameroonian soldiers shot and killed two individuals attempting to attack a gendarmerie brigade on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the town of Mundemba, Ndian department, in the south-west.

According to several concordant sources, the persons concerned belonged to a group of individuals belonging to the secessionists.

Around 8:30 am, about 20 people attacked the Mundemba gendarmerie brigade. In their manoeuvre, they were sighted by the commander of the water and forest brigade whose camp is located near the building targeted by the attackers. He immediately opened fire, and then appealed to the Mundemba-based naval battalion.
The reaction was spontaneous. Two assailants fell under the gunfire of the military, some of whom left in pursuit of the other unidentified members of the group.
Insecurity has increased in the Northwest and Southwest regions since the beginning of the Anglophone crisis.

Whether on the side of the military or the secessionist, the dead are not counted anymore. Victor Mukete, the Dean of the Senate, openly criticized the current management of the Anglophone crisis by President Biya.

He accuses the Cameroonian president of being “inaccessible” in the management of this crisis. He also publicly rejected the marginalization of Anglophones, “who have barely 10 ministers out of 60 in the government”.

At almost 100 years old, Chief Mukete said that only “A federalism with 10 states” can solve the current Anglophone crisis that has shaken the country for over a year. But for the President of the Republic, the form of the state is non-negotiable.

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