Cameroon Secessionists Kill Six Soldiers, Police: President
“”I think things are now perfectly clear to everyone. Cameroon is the victim of repeated attacks,” Biya said as he arrived home from a summit of European Union and African leaders in Ivory Coast.
“Faced with these attacks of aggression, I assure the Cameroonian people that all measures are being taken to end these criminals’ ability to do harm,” he said.
Two secessionist leaders confirmed the movement carried out the first raid, late on Tuesday in the town of Mamfe, near the border with Nigeria in Cameroon’s Southwest Region, in which four soldiers were killed.
“One of the main objectives is to clear the checkpoints that they have put on our roads. They are the symbols of occupation,” Ben Kuah, the chairman of the defense wing of the Ambazonian Governing Council (AGC), told a Reuters reporter in Dakar.
The separatists claimed to have looted weapons during the raid.
Ambazonia is the name the separatists have given to the homeland they hope to create.
“We will dismantle all of these military outposts that have been used to prosecute the occupation of our homeland,” said Cho Ayaba, another leading member of the AGC.”