Not less than one person has been killed following the blocking of the road in the Sabga hills on the Bamenda-Ndop road by unknown gunmen. The man confirmed dead was found lying by the road on the Sabga hill on the early hours of Saturday July 7. It made rounds that the person found dead was a Gendarme officer and had been killed by unknown gunmen who had blocked the road around that area.

According to information we cannot independently confirm, the unknown gunmen mounted a control check point presenting themselves as Ambazonia defense forces demanding for identification papers from road users. It emerged that the officer who dressed in civilian wear was pulled out and shut from an interurban transport vehicle.
Shortly after the news of the killing and road blocking made rounds, reports say defense forces stormed the area where gun battle ensued for some time. Information on the casualties have remain sketchy but following sources around mile three Nkwen, three bodies were transferred from a military vehicle to an ambulance later in the afternoon suspected to have been a result of the Sabga incidence.
When we contacted people living in Bamesing foot of the Sabga hill on Saturday evening, we gathered that many particularly around the road had fled their homes. A source hinted that some young people in the area have been arrested as a result of a foray later that Saturday.
The impact of the incident spread right to Bambili where economic activities had to have closed down in broad day light following military raids after it was rumoured that “Amba boys” were present in Bambili.
Last Saturday’s action is the first along the concerned stretch of road. The Bamenda-Ndop stretch of road comes after similar cases of sporadic road blocks and controls reported along other roads like the Bamenda-Fundong and Bamenda-Batibo.

Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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