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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Navy Senior Master "Equivalent To Chief Warrant Officer" Was Tortured And Buried Alive In The Commune Of Mundemba By Secessionists

africanews | In a small assessment of its weekly operations against the English-speaking separatists and Boko Haram, the Cameroon Ministry of Defense mentions shocking facts. Like the burial in the English-speaking area of ​​a sailor who was still breathing.

According to Cameroonian media, this report was drawn up on Saturday, August 18 by Colonel Didier Badjeck, head of the communication division of the Ministry of Defense.

Intervening in the program "Honor and loyalty" of the state radio Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV), the officer said the operations of the Cameroonian army is starting to bear fruit in the English-speaking West in the fight against the English-speaking separatists.

Indeed, in the week of August 12 to 18, the army was able to destroy in the southwest, a camp of "Red Dragons" (Red Dragons), an armed faction belonging to the English-speaking separatist movement. "This camp has been completely destroyed by our defense forces, and we recall that all the operations carried out by our defense forces have resulted in the neutralization of these enemies of peace," said Colonel Badjeck. This, adding that at least two "terrorists" (English-speaking separatists) were shot dead.

These successes, however, have their price. "The army was attacked on the Bamenda - Ndop road, at the joint roadblock where one policeman and three gendarmes were seriously injured with two neutralized terrorist fighters," the spokesman for the defense ministry said.

Even worse, these separatists have committed acts that can not be more atrocious and shocking. According to the Cameroonian army, a senior master of the navy (equivalent to Chief Warrant Officer) was tortured and buried alive in the commune of Mundemba by secessionists. The officer also spoke of other cases of assassination and kidnapping of local officials.

Since its outbreak in November 2016, the Anglophone crisis has already caused significant collateral damage. While Cameroonian authorities often speak of neutralized separatists, more than 80 security agents and at least 600 civilians have already died as a result of the conflict, according to NGOs.

Meanwhile, some 160,000 people have fled their homes as a result of the violence, according to the UN, and 74,994 have fled to Nigeria, according to the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The government has recently launched an emergency humanitarian assistance plan of around 12 billion CFA francs (just over 18 million euros) to help displaced people. A plan that could become a sword in the water if government and separatists do not bring together all the ingredients necessary for lasting peace in the English-speaking area.