Cameroon and Chad

Authorities in Cameroon said five soldiers and a civilian were killed early Wednesday in the troubled English-speaking region of Northwest when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle.

The soldiers were part of a government convoy that had traveled to the remote sub-divisions of Njikwa and Ngie to install newly appointed sub-prefects. The blast occurred when they were returning from the installation ceremony, according to Northwest regional chief of communication, Louis Marie.

The civilian killed was a government official. “They were killed by terrorists,” Marie said referring to armed separatists who are known to be operating in the area.

Separatists have been clashing with government forces since 2017 in a bid to create an independent nation in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleMozambique issues ID documents to over 500,000 displaced people in northern region
Next articleSenegal’s COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000, state of emergency, curfew in place for two regions
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here