Saturday, December 7, 2019

Menchum: a Cameroonian soldier reported killed during the installation ceremony of the sub-prefect

A member of the Cameroonian armed forces was reportedly killed during an exchange with Ambazonian secessionist fighters in Benakuma, in the sub-prefecture of the Menchum Valley in the North-West region.

"Four other soldiers and a journalist have been wounded," camerounWeb's editorial staff said. 

The wounded were reportedly evacuated by helicopter and are currently receiving treatment in a local hospital.

Despite the foiled attacks, the installation of the sub-prefect of Menchum, Fomla Foncha Azise Christian, was again successful. And it was during a brief ceremony held in the premises of the council of Benakuma which had been left to give up for a long time. The ceremony, however, brought together only the SDO and the members of its delegation. 

It should be noted that attacks against administrative staff in English-speaking areas have become recurrent.