Soldiers loyal to the Francophone regime in Yaoundé have opened fire on protesting Anglophone population today Thursday, killing at least three people in Bamenda as the nation’s so-called Prime Minister faced growing public anger on the streets of his home constituency.
The Roman Catholic Bishops have failed to condemn the crackdown as the country confronts its worst state violence against civilians in more than three decades. The deaths came after striking unarmed civilians clashed with French speaking troops deployed from Douala and Bafoussam.
One blood-soaked protester was seen lying on the ground while another killed was rushed away by motorcycle after the latest in a series of violent clashes between security forces and the Anglophone population demanding for equal rights and justice in a country dominated by French political elites. The death toll is expected to rise.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with cables from Sama Ernest