At least three armed separatists were killed and two others arrested Monday morning during a military operation in Muyuka, a town in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region of Southwest, according to local authorities.
The separatists were obstructing public transport when government forces on patrol opened fire, killing three on the spot, an army officer who asked not to be named told Xinhua.
“The two others surrendered after they were overcome by security forces. They will be handed over to the judiciary authorities to face justice for their crimes,” the officer said.
Armed conflicts continue in Cameroon’s two Anglophone regions despite calls for a ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic by the UN.
On Sunday night, separatists launched coordinated attacks on Bamenda, a large city in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, interrupting electricity supply, but were repelled by government forces, according to the army.
Government forces and armed separatists have been clashing since 2017 in the country’s Anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest where separatists want to establish an independent nation they called “Ambazonia”. Enditem