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Bamenda: Two policemen killed in shootout with assailants

The people vs the police?

Reports from Bamenda this morning say, two Cameroonian policemen have been killed after a heavy shootout with some identified individuals last night.

The incident which started around 2 am, November 8,  at the Bamenda up station and Mile 10 Bafut control post, comes just a day after another policeman was killed in Jakiri, while pursuing men who attacked a school.

Bamenda is the Chief town of Cameroon’s North West region and it is one of the country’s English-speaking regions, where tensions have fueled a separatist movement.

Journal Du Cameroun reporter on the field says, the macabre incidents is pushing many people especially male residents, out of the region for fear of a military crackdown.

Many could be seen quitting the area on motorbikes or on foot as the day was a ‘Ghost Town’ day.  With military reinforcement, even the villages in the outskirts of Jakiri like Mantum and Vekovi were visited by the forces.

It would be recalled that some unidentified culprits had over the weekend burnt down the Administrative block and library of GBHS Jakiri.


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