Cameroon army officer killed by separatists in restive Anglophone region


A Cameroonian army officer was killed on Friday by armed separatists in Njikwa, a locality in the restive English-speaking region of Northwest, according to the army.

The army said in a statement, Francis Tim, Brigade Commander of Njikwa Gendarmerie was murdered, and his weapon, an AK-47, taken away by armed separatists.

“They were on a patrol in Kun market and he decided to relief himself in a nearby toilet when he was hit,” the army said.

His corpse was later airlifted by a military helicopter.

The army has sent reinforcements to the area and expelled the separatists, according to military sources.

Fighting between government forces and armed separatists is intensifying in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions despite calls for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic by the UN.

Separatists began clashing with Cameroonian forces in 2017 to establish an independent nation in the English-speaking regions of the country. Enditem.

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