At least half a dozen homes and market in Weh village, Menchum Division of the North West Region of Cameroon have been razed alongside the home of the Board Chairman of CAMWATER, Patrick Akwa Kum, as security forces sustained a crusade against separatists’ Friday, October 12.
According to reports, elements of Cameroon’s military went on a rampage setting homes ablaze and the market. Such is part of security crusades to erase the presence of separatists’ fighters across the English-speaking Regions.
A man with relatives in Weh village indicated to The National Times that following the military raids, the population has escaped into the forests. Our source said, “My grandmother of 89 years is equally in the bushes… it is really sickening”.
Menchum Division has known difficult times as the Anglophone Crisis clocks its second anniversary. Before now, gunmen believed to separatists’ agents felled trees blocking roads into villages and other Sub-divisions of the area.
In some cases, some parts of the Division have been for months without electricity. Just last month, health officials in the North West Region raised an alarm that health services in the area had been cut off from the rest of the country.
The Commander of the Armed Forces in the North West Region, General Robinson Agha Ndong, is a native of Menchum Division.
Many natives of the Division find it difficult to comprehend what they see as military excesses on their people at a time when their son is calling the shots.
Despite yesterday’s burnings across Menhcum, the hierarchy of security forces and other Government channels have not made any statement to affirm of debunk the allegations against the security elements.