The Infantry Brigade based in Buea in the South West region conducted an operation in Mato last on Friday 3 March.
Following the explosions during the mount Cameroon race of hope , the infantry Brigade in Buea orchestrated an operation . The BIM raided a separatist camp led by ‘General Black Rapen’, sources in the region report. According to a security source, the army destroyed an improvised explosive device workshop during the operation. Six of these IEDs were recovered. The leader of this group is said to have escaped while several of his men were arrested. However, some of the men arrested include several civilians.
No communication has been made on this operation and the army does not indicate whether the attacked militia is involved in the IED attack against the Ascension of Mount Cameroon on Saturday 25 February.
On that day, three homemade explosive devices were detonated as athletes climbed Mount Cameroon. These attacks officially left 18 people injured. A woman who was injured died a few days later from her injuries. The attack was not claimed.