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Anglophone Separatist Fighters Kill Cameroon Senior Military Officer

The Cameroon army is yet to make any official statement on the death of Colonel Essama Eyenga, son of another senior military officer, Col.Nsom Eyenga. Sources told HumAngle that separatists killed the BIR officer.

Anglophone separatist fighters have killed a senior officer of the elite Batallion d’Intervention Rapide (BIR) in Kumba, a town in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking Southwest region, HumAngle can report. 

The Cameroon army is yet to make any official statement on the death of Colonel Essama Eyenga, son of another senior military officer, Col.Nsom Eyenga. Sources told HumAngle that separatists killed the BIR officer.

The attack on BIR forces in Kumba and the death of the senior military officer came in the middle of the visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Cameroon.

HumAngle learnt that President Macron discussed and made proposals on the return of peace to the two restive English-speaking regions during his discussions with old and feeble President Paul Biya.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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