By Eric Tataw – Monday February 18, 2019.
The residence of a top Cameroonian Minister has been partly set ablaze, a source has updated National Telegraph from Bangem, headquarters of Kupe Muanenguba, a Division in Cameroon’s restive South West Region where the incident is confirmed to have taken place.
Another source has sufficiently confirmed that the unknown gunmen set fire on the Minister’s residence, adding that the population was quick to rush to the scene where the fire was put out before it could cause any significant damage.
Locals say unknown gunmen stormed the residence of Elung Paul Che, Deputy Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon, fired several shots in the air before torching the residence.
Another source confirmed that the unknown gunmen stormed the residence at Street Three, Bangem behind the main grandstand, at Town Green, early Monday, February 18, 2019, and set the house ablaze but the fire was hurriedly put out.
A lady said to be an informant although our source didn’t specify whether to the Cameroon military or Ambazonian fighters whom our source says sells food at Prestige, a popular hotel in Bangem Squares has been snatched by the gunmen.
Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions have remained jittery with several confrontations between regular Cameroon soldiers and Anglophone militias fighting for the creation of a new state called Ambazonia.
During these squirmy periods, private properties of civilian populations, including churches and hospitals have been consistently targeted by the military, including killing innocent and unarmed civilians and animals such as dogs, cows, fowls, goats for their meals, locals told National Telegraph.
On the other hand, although, Ambazonian fighters haven’t claimed responsibility for the act,
In all, both the populations of the conflict-hit North West and South West as well as some in the International Community have seriously blamed Paul Biya, 86, Cameroon’s President since 1982 for choosing the military over dialogue.