Denizens of Nguti in Kupe-Munanenguba County, Southern Zone of Federal Republic of Ambazonia, woke up this Tuesday, March 13, 2018, and discovered that they were caught in a cross fire between the Ambazonia Restoration Forces and colonial forces of La republique du Cameroun (LRC).
According to information gathered, the restoration forces in an anticipatory response exchanged gun fire at the Nguti Gendarmerie Brigade during today’s early hours of dawn and there were sustained shootings between the security operatives and the restoration forces.
Most of the villagers who got up, took to the forest, which has been serving as safe havens for them for months now, since the Anglophone Crisis became bloody in the area.
Speaking to one of our sources in Nguti this morning by telephone, the source confirmed that they were woken up by incessant gunshots.
He said as he was speaking to journalducameroun.com that morning he was already taking refuge in the forest. He regretted that this was happening barely 72 hours after he was forced to pay colossal amount of money to the gendarmerie officers to liberate his son, who was arrested on Sunday, February 18, 2018, after troops invaded the area.
It would be recalled that on the aforementioned date, some unidentified ‘gunmen attacked’ the Babensi I Mixed Control Post in Nguti and killed a student gendarmerie officer at the post, Degoume Jean Claude.
After the death of Degoume Jean Claude, troops invaded Nguti, arresting and beating all those found in the village. Since the February 18 incident, relative calm returned to the area until today’s event
Meanwhile, BaretaNews is still to confirm the death of the newly commissioned Brigade Commander of Nguti Mixed Control Post, Longsti Robert Guy Beline. However, going by our source, they will certainly be casualties after the intense gun battle.
By Lucas Muma,
Managing Editor – BaretaNews