3, April 2019
The residence of the mayor of the Mamfe Rural Council, Hon. Ayuk John Takunchong was attacked by armed Southern Cameroons militants at exactly 1:45 am on Wednesday. The mayor and his two kids were home at the time of the attack carried out by an unidentified group operating deep within the Manyu County.
Speaking to Cameroon Concord News, Mayor Takunchong said armed Ambazonia militants stormed his residence and burnt all his cars before running away towards unknown destinations. The attack is the second against a senior Manyu CPDM politician after that of Minister Victor Mengot as the Ambazonia group targeted the Mamfe mayor, Bishop Andrew Nkea and Rev Father Tabeson.
A total of 170 Southern Cameroons civilians were killed recently by Cameroon government forces in the Northern Zone, while several hundred were injured according to a report by the Human Rights Watch.
Manyu Odeshi Warriors continue to launch sporadic attacks across Cameroon government troops and pro Biya regime establishments in Manyu. Cameroon government Security reports indicate that Southern Cameroons group still poses threat against stability in the country. The Manyu Warriors still has dormant cells in Mamfe through which it carries out attacks, across the county like it used to do when the crisis started some three years ago.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai