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US wary of ‘security threats’ in Anglophone Cameroon

Peter Henry Barlerin, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon

The United States through its embassy in Yaounde on February 13, raised concerns over the evolving insecurity situation the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

In a statement released to the media, the embassy restricted all U.S. Embassy personnel from traveling to the South West and North West Regions until March 7.

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The release exhorted all personnel to either reconsider/postpone travel to the South West and North West Regions, employ sound security practices, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, avoid large gatherings and demonstrations; monitor local news stations; and follow the instructions of local authorities.

In the end, the release states that the security environment in Cameroon is fluid and can deteriorate without warning.


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