Armed ViolenceNews

Anglophone Separatists Kill 7 Soldiers In Northwest Cameroon

An armed separatist conflict has gripped the two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest Cameroon since 2016, leading to multiple casualties and loss of properties.

Seven Cameroon soldiers were killed this morning, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, by Anglophone separatists in Bamboutos, situated in the western region of francophone Cameroon.

The circumstances surrounding the killings are yet to be elucidated as the incident is developing.

Bamboutos in the western region, bordering the restive anglophone Northwest region, has been the target of several separatist attacks since the beginning of the Anglophone crisis over five years ago. 

Today’s attack was the sixth by Anglophone separatists in the Galim district.

An armed separatist conflict has gripped the two English-speaking regions of the Northwest and the Southwest since 2016, with separatists and government forces regularly accused by non-governmental organisations and the United Nations of crimes against civilians.

So far, more than 3,000 persons have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, with more than one million internally displaced persons and others seeking refuge in nearby countries, especially Nigeria.

Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

Of course, we want our exclusive stories to reach as many people as possible and would appreciate it if you republish them. We only ask that you properly attribute to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement. Contact us for enquiries or requests.

Contact Us

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.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Translate »