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Friday, July 6, 2018

Anglophone Crisis: Secessionists Are Trying To Cut The City Of Douala In Limbe, Security Sources Revealed

A237| Penda Mboko's attack on 1st of July 2018 is closely followed by security officials from Littoral and Sud-Ouest. Although it did not cause loss of life, military sources remain on alert. And for good reason, the Defense Forces have information on the infiltration of ambazonian fighters under cover of refugees fleeing fighting in the areas of Muyuka, Ebonji and Mbanga Bakundu. Indeed, the secessionist forces seek to cut Douala de Limbe.

That's why the city of Mbanga is under heavy surveillance. The security forces in command control and carry out systematic searches of vehicles entering and leaving the Southwest. Except that the department of Fako, outside Muea, Ekona and Muyuka, does not adhere to the current movement in the region.

Since Muyuka and Munyengue where they have recurrent incursions, the secessionists want to join the bridge on the Mungo River, according to various sources.

In addition, according to concordant sources, the English-speaking secessionist rebels seek to eliminate as many elements of the Defense Forces serving in the area as possible. Moreover, during the attack of July 1, this hypothesis was confirmed because the office of the commander was targeted by the fighters, as well as a local nearby.

Fortunately, says a security source, the senior non-commissioned officer was not at the gendarmerie brigade at the time of the separatists' act. Already, new secessionist factions, even more dangerous and more armed, are being created and ready to fight with the defense and security forces. The escalation of violence in the English-speaking area has brought to light many groups leading the armed struggle.

The Anglophone crisis would seek to transform the North West and South West regions into a vast battleground for various secessionist factions. In Granny and Manyu, groups of fighters are trying to make the law and openly attack the Cameroonian Defense Forces. The mode of action of these groups identified under two banners is now well known, with brigade attacks and many others.

Two currents in conflict claiming the authenticity of militant secessionist action, including the majority of attacks against Republican troops. On the one hand, we find the traditional groups, created in the wake of the demands of the 90s, and the more recent ones, which came together in the wake of the October 2016 crisis.

In the first trend, Southern Cameroons Defense Forces (Socadef), an armed wing of Ebenezer Akwanga's Southern Cameroon Youth League (Scyl), is a pioneer. This secessionist organization was created in March 1995, but its presence was latent until then.

Alongside the Socadef, we find Adf Lucas Ayaba Cho, a close Ebenezer Akwanga in the movement of separatist claims in the Southwest and North-West regions.

The Ambazonian defense forces claimed a series of small-scale bomb attacks in late 2017, as well as numerous attacks on elements of the Cameroon Defense Forces.

According to the International Crisis Group, the Adf has nearly 300 members, making it one of the largest in the Anglophone crisis. Fortunately, the Cameroonian forces have launched several raking operations.