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Separatist Leader Kills 2 Persons In Northwest Cameroon

The separatists accused the two civilians of collaborating with the government forces.

An Anglophone separatist ‘General’ in Bamali, a locality in the Ngoketunjia division in Cameroon’s northwest region, has killed two persons.
According to reliable sources, the victims, Sacho Mathias and Lawrence Mango were accused of collaborating with the national army to eliminate some separatist fighters. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 5.
Last week, the Cameroon army operated in the zone, which resulted in the death of a separatist ‘General’ and some of his combatants. The national army was said to have received a tip-off concerning the ‘General’ by the Bamali population, a situation that angered the separatists.
However, the murder of the two individuals, one of whom was a businessman, has provoked the anger of the people of the area, who have vowed to continue cooperating with the military against the separatists.
Since the beginning of the separatist insurgency in Cameroon’s English-speaking northwest and southwest regions, civilians have been paying a heavy price through the loss of lives and belongings.
They have continued to constitute collateral damage in the fighting between the military and the separatists. United Nations estimates that more than 3,000 civilians have already lost their lives since the unrest began about five years ago.


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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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