Yaounde (National Times)-Cameroon’s president Paul Biya remains mute over the fate of four elements of the country’s police force killed in Out Village, Eyumojock Sub Division, Manyu Division South West Region on Saturday June 15 .
Meanwhile, the country this Friday June 21 is observing a national day of mourning which president Biya decreed on June 17 for 17 soldiers killed in a recent boko haram attack in Darak, Far North Region.
The concerned by the same decree were conferred posthumous medals of valiance. The presidential action is in honour for the sacrifices of the soldiers to defend the fatherland.
They are; Balengo David Bertin, Ajang Fidelis Aduck, Bawe Maurice Foa,Kagana Benjamin, Kiambeh Felix Biambeh, Mamoudou Gambo, Djondo James,Mawouli Jean, Eloundou Anaud Claude, Ngwafor Mohamed, Ambeh Abraham Foruwa, Kwamo Jefferson Clinton, Mayon Ngaman Parfait,Minlend Nyobe, Minsoko Giresse Armand, Ndiver Lawrence James and Ngole Solomon.
Observers have been questioning why the same presidential prescription has not been done for the four police officers killed in the Otu attack. Critics hold that the elements too were on a state assignment to defend the fatherland.
A statement from communication Minister Rene Emmaneul Sadi on the day of the Otu attack stated that separatists’ gunmen used improvised explosive devices to stage the attack. Those who died in the attack are Tenga Gabriel, Kome Lewis, Djekai Guy and Dibue Essoh.
President Biya had however ordered for the immediate evacuation of the elements wounded in the Otu attack to military hospitals in Douala and Yaounde. The Delegate General for National Security Martin Mbarga Nguele has been to the hospitals to see the wounded elements. Nguele has also visited the families of those who died in the unfortunate incident.