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20 Dec 2019 | 06:26 AM UTC

Cameroon: Three killed in separatist attack in Southwest region December 19

Three killed and several wounded in separatist attack near Ekona (Southwest) on Thursday, December 19

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CMR

Event

Three people were reportedly killed and several others injured in Ekona, Muyuka subdivision (Southwest region) on Thursday, December 19, after suspected separatist militants ambushed a military convoy escorting staff of a water-producing company. Similar attacks are likely in the Southwest region over the near term.

Context

Cameroon's English-speaking 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 Cameroon are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid non-essential travel to the Southwest and Northwest regions, avoid all protests or large gatherings due to the risk of associated violence, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.