9, August 2016
Armed robbery is now rampant on the Douala-Yaoundé highway, Cameroon security sources have warned. The highway robbers operate between Edea and Pouma, two localities in the Department of Sanaga Maritime deep within the Littoral region.
Cameroon security services announced that the armed men usually plead with drivers of vehicles to stop pretending to be potential travellers who need assistance. Sometimes they are accompanied by women and children, revealed the gendarmerie company commander in Edea.
Once they commit the crime, they take refuge in a forest precisely at Ebombe village, cited as the most dangerous place along the Douala-Yaounde highway. Last weekend, road bandits robbed an entire bus and many personal vehicles.
By Rita Akana