The Sultan of the Bamouns, His Majesty Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya has passed away at in France at the age of 83, sources have confirmed.
He passed away early on Monday, September 27 at a hospital in Paris, France where he had been on intensive care for the past weeks.
He was recently flown out of Cameroon after sufferring health complications related to the COVID-19.
In Foumban, it is total desolation as the town has been plunged into a total silence since the news broke out while the population has gathered infront of the palace to mourn.
Besides being the Sultan of the Bamouns, His Majesty Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya has held several important positions in government, notably, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Information as well as Cameroon Ambassador to Egypt. He was equally a Senator and a member of the political bureau of the ruling CPDM party.