By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Friday November 22, 2019.
A military raid in Cameroon’s Upper Banyang Sub-division early Friday November 22, 2019, has left two people dead, National Telegraph has confirmed.
Reports say the incident happened as elements of the Cameroon military invaded Sumbe Nchot, a village in Manyu Division in the Central African country’s restive South West region.
The victims have been identified as Tabe Maurice Tambe and Ebini Valentine. Soldiers entered the village at 4AM breaking down doors, hunting able-bodied men, a source said from the precinct, adding many are seeking refugee in nearby bushes.
Military sources claim the invasion was targeting armed separatists but locals argue separatists don’t live in the villages. This raid is happening after another in Awing.
The military raided Awing in the country’s North West Region, killing civilians and torching houses and bikes. Foodstuffs were also destroyed.
Eyewitnesses circulated a video on social media blaming regular government soldiers for the destructive raid that occurred Sunday November 17, 2019.
The South West and North West have been rocked by repeated and fierce gun battles with enormous material damage and loss in human lives as Pro-Independence fighters fighting to restore what they call the statehood of former British Southern Cameroons aka Ambazonia battle regular Cameroon soldiers.