Self-Acclaimed Separatist General Killed In Cameroon’s Northwest Region

A self-acclaimed separatist fighter known as ‘General’ Trouble has been killed by the Cameroon army in the Ndop market, Ngoketungia division of the northwest region.

A self-acclaimed separatist fighter known as ‘General’ Trouble has been killed by the Cameroon army in the Ndop market, Ngoketungia division of the northwest region. 

General Trouble was killed in the morning of Sunday, Oct. 24 while collecting taxes from the market. 

There was a jubilation by the locals after his death as they said that the late separatist leader was always harassing them.

 “We are now free from General Trouble’s troubles. He had been terrorizing us for a long time now. To sell in the market, one had to pay money to him and his boys,” a trader who did not want to be named for safety reasons told HumAngle.

HumAngle was informed that when soldiers arrived at the scene, the militiamen on a ‘tax collection’ mission opened fire, forcing the state forces to respond.

In a shootout that followed, notorious ‘General’ Trouble and one of his aides were killed. A female civilian, Carine, was also killed in the crossfire.

‘General’ Trouble was said to be specialized in kidnapping for ransom, extortions, usurpation of traditional functions among other atrocities.

“He has been terrorizing market women and collecting money from them. He has been responsible for the numerous kidnappings in Ndop and was responsible for the killing of one Makew Cyprian, HeadMaster of Government School Bukew-Bamunka. His death has been greeted with a lot of jubilation by the community,” a resident said. 

In a statement issued on Monday, Oct. 25,  the military said it “had on Oct. 21 neutralized 20 separatist fighters in Akeh, a small neighboring community to Fundong in Boyo division of the Northwest region.”

The soldiers had reportedly stormed Akeh village in search of the dreaded ‘General’ No Pity, who had been operating across Ngoketunjia, Bui, Mezam, and Boyo divisions.

While the 20 separatist fighters were killed during the raid, ‘General’ No Pity sustained injuries before taking to his heels, leaving behind his weapons.

The statement said several other separatist fighters had sustained injuries during the Boyo raid. They are reported to be on the run.

Four heavy machine guns, eight automatic light guns, three light machine guns, four AK 47, two automatic guns, two handmade guns, two craft weapons, two Cal 12 shotguns, and two anti-tank rockets were recovered in the separatist hideout. Twelve charger boxes and over 100 ammunition of various calibres were also seized.

A fortnight ago, soldiers were reported to have also wreaked havoc in the locality of Noni, Bui division of the Northwest region in search of the dreaded separatist ‘General’, No Pity.

At least four houses were allegedly razed down by soldiers in Noni as they searched for the self-styled Ambazonia ‘General’ No Pity.

Soldiers had stormed the village at night, following a tip-off that ‘General’ No Pity had taken residence in the area.

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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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