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Cameroon: NW Governor creates commission to evaluate military destruction in Bamenda

Governor Lele Lafrique (with folded arms) and close aides on a field trip- (File photo)

The Governor of the North West region Adolphe Lele LAfrique has created a commission to evaluate properties destroyed in Mankon, Bamenda II subdivision by soldiers on Wednesday May 15.

A release signed by the Governor says the commission is charged with evaluating the humanitarian situation, identifying victims and their needs, ascertain material damage and properties destroyed in the Muwatchu, Matsam and Alachu neighbourhoods.

The Commission shall be headed by the Senior Divisional Officer of the Mezam division and has one week to complete its findings.

Properties were destroyed in the three neighbourhoods in Mankon after soldiers went on rampage in an attempt to crackdown on separatist fighters suspected of killing two of theirr.

Houses, business centres, crops and other valuable items were destroyed forcing residents to flee their homes for safety.

The Governor of the North West region was at the scene of the destructions on Thursday where he announced the Head of State will compensate persons who had lost their property.

The Minister of Defence Joseph Beti Assomo said investigations have been opened to determine the perpetrators of the acts.

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