11, April 2018
Some of the bodies of French Cameroun troops killed in the Manyu County were unceremoniously dumped into the Manyu River by their colleagues deployed to Southern Cameroons. This has prompted outrage from some Christian communities in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia. New recruits sent to Manyu by the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime to ferry back the remains of fallen soldiers hinted Cameroon Intelligence Report that the dumping sites were at Agborkem German and some 100 kilometers from the Satom Bridge in Mamfe. Villagers residing along the banks of the Manyu River have found human bodies in military attire floating all the way to Nigeria.
A pro Yaoundé political elite contacted by our correspondent in Mamfe to comment on the issue observed that the nasty and sad situation raise new questions and a feeling of great indignation. An estimated 240 French Cameroun soldiers have died in battles in Mamfe Central, Akwaya and Eyumojock. Approximately 75 of the Francophone troops lost their lives when their military boats came under attack.
Meanwhile, family members in far away French Cameroun are becoming impatient with the lack of information about their loved ones deployed to Manyu and Lebialem. A very reliable but flippant source in Yaoundé revealed that families were currently questioning the hierarchy of the Francophone dominated army. A senior official in the military was heard murmuring privately that Yaoundé has not officially tasked any legion with protecting the remains of soldiers killed in the Ambazonia war.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files from Judith Fon in Mamfe