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Anglophone crisis: The army denies atrocities against civilians in early June in the North West

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Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack

Information given by Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack, Head of the Communication Division at the Ministry of Defense. The captain has issued a statement to this effect.

This Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Cameroonian army issued a statement denying the abuses committed against civilians in the North West region. This outing relates to several denunciations of NGOs but also certain media. For the Head of the Communication Division at the Ministry of Defense, Captain Cyrille Serge Atonfack, the Cameroonian army also has nothing to do with the accusations of kidnapping attributed to the defense and security forces in the district of Ako, Donga-Mantung department on June 2, 2021, than those of Bafanji on June 5, 2021.

According to him, the Defense and Security Forces only responded to an attack by terrorists claiming to be in the virtual state of Ambazonia. “Indeed, on Tuesday June 1, 2021, elements of the 52nd Motorized Infantry Battalion from Nkambe on a reconnaissance foot patrol came across a terrorist training and war camp on the outskirts of Ekuru village. Panicked, the rebels immediately opened fire on elements of the defense forces whose response was sharp and energetic. The balance sheet at the end of this violent clash is 4 terrorists neutralized and others on the run, several weapons, accessories and ammunition of war recovered “, relates Cyrille Serge Atonfack.

Bafanji

Panicked, the rebels immediately opened fire on elements of the defense forces whose response was sharp and energetic. The balance sheet at the end of this violent clash is 4 terrorists neutralized and others on the run, several weapons, accessories and ammunition of war recovered “, continues Cyrille Serge Atonfack. As for the events in Bafanji in the district of Balikumbat, Ngokétunjia’s Division, it was again a response by the soldiers following a terrorist attack.

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These terrorists had undertaken an operation to extort money from the population for the purchase of weapons, and who took the blunder in the sight of the military, not without shooting them. Five of them were apprehended, and war material seized, “he continues, deploring in passing,” a new assault of disinformation and intoxication of public opinion by NGOs and the media, with the sole aim of throwing away the ‘shame on the army,‘ he said.

 

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