Cameroon: Three gendarmes killed by separatists

  • 21-06-2021, 08:30
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     Follow up – INA

    Cameroon announced the killing of three members of the gendarmerie forces northwest the country by separatists fighting the army and demanding the independence of the part inhabited by the English-speaking minority.
    the attackers came in a large number, knowing that the gendarmes on duty were limited in number, and they could not defend themselves, an official source stated.
    This attack comes a day after the killing of two soldiers and a government employee southwest the country.
    Cameroon west regions have been witnessing a separatist conflict for four years, between  English-speaking armed groups and the  army. NGOs and the United Nations accuse the two sides of committing abuses and crimes against civilians.
    The conflict in that area left more than 3,500 people dead and forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes.
    Source: agencies