The Cameroon army says it has neutralized at least 12 separatist fighters in the locality of Zhoa, Wum in the North West Region of the country.
Army spokesperson Colonel Didier Badjeck said the separatist killed two security officers on Frideay during the attack but described information relating to the death of nine soldiers as fake.
“Fake news is circulating on social media claiming that 9 soldiers were killed and their ammunition seized by terrorist secessionists in Wum. Effectively, Zhoa gendarmerie brigade was attacked and two gendarmes were killed during the attack. 12 secessionists were also “neutralized” and several others escaped with injuries. Several of their arms and munitions were also seized” colonel Badjeck said in a statement.
He added that the army is carrying on a cleansing operation in the area to weed off the separatist fighters.