By Eric Tataw – Sunday July 21, 2019.
At least two persons have been killed after elements of the Cameroon military raided a market in Cameroon’s restive South West Region, National Telegraph has been told.
The military is said to have attacked the Ossing Market in Manyu, a precinct in the region. Eyewitnesses also said the soldiers came in a disguised form, using a Toyota Carina E.
Two of the boys killed have been identified as Peter Ayuk, 24, from Talangaye, a locality in Eyumojock Sub-Division in Manyu and the other from Kembong still within same administrative division.
A total of about a hundred bikes were also burnt in the Saturday July 20, 2019 incident, a source has estimated. Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions are engulfed in a deadly armed conflict and several groups including elements of the armed forces and mobile police have been targeting innocent civilians, including their goods and chattels, sources say.
Insecurity has greatly increased in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon with Anglophone armed groups fighting for the Restoration of the statehood of Ambazonia, a self-declared independent country the rebels are trying to establish in the Cameroon’s North West and South West Regions.
In 2016, the country’s teachers’ and lawyers associations started decrying the teaching of French in English schools and French judges in English courts. Many teachers and lawyers were arrested and detained like Tassang Wilfred and Penn Terence.
Others, especially Amstrong Tah Fonocho, Ako Micheal, Susan Bih all of Christ Kingdom University, Bamenda, capital of the country’s North West were forced to seek refuge abroad after the regime blacklisted them.