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03 Dec 2019 | 08:09 AM UTC

Cameroon: NGO employee killed in the Northwest region November 30

Unidentified armed men abduct and kill an NGO employee in Donga Mantung (Northwest region) November 30; further attacks possible over the near term

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CMR

Event

Unidentified assailants have abducted and  killed a humanitarian employee on Saturday, November 30, in the Donga Mantung department (Northwest region).

Similar attacks are possible in the Northwest region over the near term.

Context

Cameroon's English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions remain tense due to an ongoing separatist movement and conflict between armed groups and the government. Strikes, unrest, and related incidents of violence have become common since November 2016 and have escalated since October 2017.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for criminal activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.