By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Thursday November 14, 2019.
A Cameroonian city hosting a sports training facility owned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been hit by insecurity, National Telegraph has confirmed.
Mbankomo hosts the Centre of Excellence known in French as Centre d’Excellence de Mbankomo which has been operational since 1998, a source has said.
It is situated in the middle of the equatorial forest and gives teams a secluded place for training and also serves as the home venue of the Cameroon national football team.
Locals in Mbankomo in the country’s Centre Region have raised alarm on what they describe as “huge security concerns”
Reports say locals of a neighborhood known as “Bonne 15” in Mbankomo, woke up, Thursday November 14, 2019, to discover the lifeless body of a commercial bike rider who has been killed and abandoned.
Sources say, from the wounds on the bike rider’s body, he was attacked and brutally killed last night by men of the underworld.
His motorcycle was taken away by the thieves, a source told National Telegraph, adding security officials are on the scene of the crime alongside a doctor for first findings.
Cameroon is expected to host the next African Cup of Nations after CAF stripped her off last hosting rights citing infrastructure and security challenges.
This new incident isn’t a plus to Cameroon especially as the country is already facing enamors security challenges in its two English-speaking regions and just recently its Littoral Region, observers have said.