The death toll from the French Cameroun government army attack on the Bafut palace in Bamenda has reached 14, officials of the Ambazonia Interim Government say, as hundreds of local Bafut residents fled into Nkwen and other areas of Bamenda for safety after French Cameroun government army soldiers invaded the seat of the Bafut traditional administration under the direct supervision of Minister Paul Atanga Nji.
In an audio message to the people of Southern Cameroons earlier today, Vice President Dabney Yerima announced the upgraded toll and the atrocities of the invading French Cameroun military, adding that many of the victims were Bafut royals shot at close range by troops loyal to the regime in Yaoundé.
A local commander of the Ambazonia Restoration Forces told Cameroon Intelligence Report that some victims were burned, some were hacked to death… some were trapped in fires set by the Francophone soldiers.
Vice President Dabney Yerima also revealed that many of the Bafut royals have been confirmed injured and scores had been detained for questioning over the whereabouts of the Fon of Bafut. At the time of filing this report, information filtered that three palace guards had died from bullet wounds, our source said, without elaborating.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files from Sama Ernest