11, November 2017
The body of a French Cameroun 2nd class soldier serving with the 22nd Mechanized Infantry Division, Yaya Emmanuel was found on Friday morning in Akwen, about twenty kilometers from the Mamfe County in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.
The French Cameroonian army is now bearing the brunt of the socio-political crisis that has rocked Southern Cameroons. A few days after the assassination of two gendarmes at the entrance to the Bamenda County and the killing of another Francophone security agent in Jakiri, the remains of Yaya Emmanuel was found violently murdered. He was part of a French Cameroun deployment that reportedly killed hundreds of innocent Ambazonians in the Akwaya and Eyumojock sub constituencies.
According to a security source, the soldier was slaughtered on the night of November 9 to 10, 2017 and his missing weapon was allegedly taken away by the Ambazonian militants. Cameroon Concord News gathered from a reliable source that, Yaya Emmanuel was on duty the night of the drama and left his colleagues to buy food. “And it is probably at this moment that he was surprised by his unidentified assassins.”
French Cameroun government spokesman, Issa Tchiroma says this new package brings to 4 the number of soldiers killed since the outbreak of the Southern Cameroons crisis in November 2016.
By Sama Ernest, CCN