The French Cameroun army has decided to open a new war front against a group described by its commander-in-chief as “terrorists – secessionists” – of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC). The decision was made on Friday in Yaoundé, after a special meeting assessing the security situation of the country which brought together top military officials of the Francophone army.
Special units and elite forces of the French Cameroun army will be deployed to Southern Cameroons precisely on the frontiers with Nigeria where members of an armed wing of the Southern Cameroons National Council are taking refuge.
A senior Francophone military official told our undercover reporter that this new war will bring to three the number of conflict that the Francophone dominated army is waging in the fight against terrorism and cross-border banditry. The first is in the Far North against the Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the second in the East involving the numerous incursions from Central African armed gangs and the third in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.
On Thursday, President Paul Biya said he had taken all necessary steps to ensure that peace and security returns to La Republique du Cameroun. The French Cameroun dictator was speaking after the death of 4 soldiers and 2 policemen in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia attributed to the secessionist minority that Yaoundé calls “terrorists”.
By Chi Prudence Asong, CIR