The Biya Francophone regime has announced that the killing of a young man in Bui, Southern Cameroons by troops loyal to the government has no links with the on-going Anglophone crisis. Yaounde also said it has suspended the commander of the gendarmerie company in the area.
The Southern Cameroonian whose identity has not been disclosed succumbed to gunshot wounds. The government version said that a civilian was shot and wounded during a drug-fighting operation on Monday, September 4th, at a place called Kisem, Bui Division, in the North-West region.
Joseph Beti Assomo, the minister delegate at the presidency in charge of the defense mentioned in a statement made public yesterday that the commander and some gendarmes were attacked by armed men using homemade rifles during which an officer was seriously wounded.
The minister added that the gendarmes acting in “self-defense”, opened fire, accidentally wounding one of the assailants who died later of his wounds. The Mindef revealed to Southern Cameroonians that an investigation has been open.
Our source in Bui confirmed the incident but however contradicted the Francophone defense minister. We gathered that troops opened fire on Southern Cameroons demonstrators who reportedly set ablaze an administrative building and warned that all schools should remain closed in the Bui County as ordered by the Southern Cameroons Governing Council and the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium.
Cameroon Intelligence Report in Kumbo