In Cameroon, violence continues in the English-speaking majority regions between the government army and separatist groups This Monday, April 25, an army raid killed 8 people in Guzang, in the northwestern region, about 50 km from the regional capital Bamenda. This village is located in an area known for being controlled by armed movements. The soldiers are said to have entered the area and killed 7 armed elements and 1 civilian.
According to an observer, several armed movements are operating in this area and have set up checkpoints. “We are along the highway that goes to Nigeria. Separatists often plant homemade bombs there to target military convoys,” he said. The army would have chosen to attack at night. can warn the breakaways “, entrusts an observer.
According to several sources, the soldiers would have arrived in Guzang around 02:00 on board a dozen trucks and would have been guided by an informant.
“Extrajudicial executions with total impunity” Capo Daniel, an exile cadre from the Ambazonian Defense Forces, explains that the village is controlled by a local armed group, which has a cooperation agreement with the ADF. “This site was not well defended, with few and poorly equipped fighter jets,” he said. According to him, the army captured separatists, took them to market before killing them. The soldiers must also have neutralized elements installed in a nearby house. “The government continues to openly use extrajudicial executions with impunity,” said Capo Daniel. The Cameroonian authorities did not react officially.
The separatist leader promises to continue the fight. Although the defense agreement signed a few days ago between Cameroon and Russia worries him. “The Russians do not hesitate to shoot into the masses and commit abuses in Africa. If they come, it will only make the situation worse,” he concluded.