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Cameroon Army Kills Ten Separatist Fighters 

The separatists were killed in different attacks across Cameroon, which involved the murder of two prominent separatist fighters, General Rasta and Colonel John.

The Cameroon military high command has announced that its soldiers killed ten separatist fighters on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in multiple clashes with the Anglophone combatants in Batibo and Bambui.

In Bambui, the army announced killing Asenjo Roy Angafor, alias General Rasta, and one of his closest allies, Colonel John. The corpses of the two individuals, terrorising the Bambui neighbourhoods, were later displayed at Four Corners, Bambui, in the Tubah sub-division of the Northwest region.

According to a statement by the Army General Staff, seven suspected separatist combatants were captured, and two motorcycles were seized during the Bambui operation.

In Batibo, the army claims to have killed more than seven separatist fighters during the past week and seized arms and ammunitions from the Anglophone fighters.

According to the army, the neutralised Anglophone separatists are responsible for several attacks and abductions in the locality.

Sources within the military say the killings in Bambui and Batibo were the first successes of General Bouba Dobekreo, who took command of the 5th military region in Bamenda on July 18, 2022.

General Dobekreo is reputed to have been the military officer responsible for the successes of the Cameroon army in the Far North region against the Boko Haram terrorists.


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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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