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Anglophone Separatists In Cameroon Raze Mamfe District Hospital

The Anglophone separatists are asking for the creation of an Ambazonia state, an independent country from French-speaking Cameroon, and have wreaked havoc in their quest for independence.

Cameroonian English-speaking separatists have burnt down the Mamfe District Hospital, situated in Manyu Division bordering Nigeria in the Southwest Region of Cameroon.

Local sources say the separatists first opened fire with automatic weapons before setting the structures ablaze on the night of Wednesday, June 8.

“Almost all the structures have been destroyed by fire except the pharmacy,” a hospital source revealed.

The burning of the Mamfe District Hospital comes on the heels of the killing of five gendarmes by separatists in Nitapon situated in the French-speaking Western Region on the night of Tuesday, June 7, 2022.


The killing of the gendarmes also followed the killing of nine civilians, including women and an eight-month-old baby, in the restive Anglophone Northwest Region two days earlier by soldiers.

The army said in a statement that the soldiers who killed the nine civilians had been arrested. According to the statement, they would be prosecuted. 


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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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