19, January 2017
The Francophone Army has reportedly killed civilians today in Bamenda in a clash between soldiers and some residents of the city. The regime in Yaoundé has shutdown internet and telephone services in the Anglophone region of the country making it difficult for our cream of reporters to send live pictures of the prevailing situation.
Cameroon Concord News understands the incident started earlier today at 2.00 a.m. when troops loyal to the Biya Francophone government stormed the residence of a prominent Southern Cameroons activist and arrested him and his partner. The 31 Artillery Brigade of the Francophone Army presently stationed in Bamenda, the capital of the North West region intervened when the population came out massively to clamor for the release of those arrested.
Our North West bureau is yet to establish a tally of those who have been killed and arrested by the joint police and army operation.
By Sama Ernest