Reinnier Kaze, AFP | This photo taken on June 16, 2017 shows the city of Bamenda, the Anglophone capital of northwest Cameroon.
Reinnier Kaze, AFP | This photo taken on June 16, 2017 shows the city of Bamenda, the Anglophone capital of northwest Cameroon.

A two-day curfew starting from Saturday was imposed in Meme division in Cameroon’s troubled English-speaking region of Southwest region, senior government official of the Division, Ndong Chamberlin Ntou’ou said Friday.

“All markets, commercial stores, filling stations, commercial bikes, taxis and inter-urban transport are hereby prohibited to operate or circulate in Meme Division from Saturday 7 to Sunday 8, 2019,” Ntou’ou said, adding that the curfew is due to “the prevailing security situation.”

The three towns of the division including Konye, Kumba, Mbonge covered by the curfew have become fiercest battle grounds between government forces and armed separatists according to security reports.

Government forces and armed separatists have been clashing in the two regions since 2017 after separatists declared “independence” of the Anglophone regions from the largely French-speaking Cameroon.

About 530,000 people were displaced internally by the conflict, according to the United Nations. Enditem

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