Cameroon army said Sunday that a commander of the Ambazonia Defense Force (ADF), popularly known as Boss Agaba, and one other armed separatist were killed on Saturday in a clash in Northwest, one of the two English-speaking regions of the country.
Agaba, 34, and Warren Bambot Muna, 26, who defected from the government forces to join the armed group, were on their way to carry out an attack when the military ambushed and killed them, the army said.
The death was confirmed by Ambazonia Governing Council, the main sponsor of ADF.
Agaba, one of the very first separatists who took up arms to fight the Cameroonian army, was controlling one of the “biggest camps” of armed separatists in the restive region, a military source said.
ADF is among about 20 armed separatist groups, the source said.
Since November 2017, government forces have been clashing with armed separatist forces who want the two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest to secede from the majority French-speaking nation and form a new country called “Ambazonia”.
Cameroon President Paul Biya, has called for a national dialogue to hold by September ending to end the separatist conflict.