25, February 2018
Animbom Aron Yong, the Regional Delegate for Social Affairs for the North West was reportedly abducted on Saturday by unidentified individuals presented by the Biya regime as Ambazonia secessionist fighters.
The kidnapping occurred while the administrative cadre had gone to Nyen, a village in the North West constituency in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia. The Francophone governor of the region, Adolphe Lele Lafrique confirmed the disappearance of the regional delegate, whose abduction occurred some 13 days after that of the sub-prefect of Batibo.
Our senior correspondent in Yaounde has also confirmed the death of a gendarme, Larrissa Souzock Mvondo during violent clashes between suspected Ambazonian militants and the Biya regime security forces. Concordant community sources have also indicated that violent clashes between Southern Cameroons defense groups and French Cameroun military troops occurred on Saturday.
We understand that several Southern Cameroons civilians have been killed and three soldiers were also wounded during the fighting. This new drama brings to 27 (Issa Tchiroma stats) the number of soldiers killed in attacks attributed to the crisis in Southern Cameroons.
By Rita Akana and Kingsley Betek