Insecurity: Minister of Communication Assesses the security situation in troubled Regions

The Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary has briefed the press on the security situation in the North West, South West and Far North Regions.He faced the press in the wake of a Boko Haram attack on the Advance Post of the 41st motorized infantry unit in the SAGME, a locality in the Far North Region.

Minister of Communication- Issa Tchiroma Bakary

Five Cameroonian soldiers were killed and three wounded during the attack of 2nd April 2018.

The terrorists reportedly got into the military base, dressed in uniform of soldiers of the Multinational Task Force.
They were also driving a car similar to those of the task force and while in the camp, the assaillants opened fire on the defense forces killing five.

This attack comes barely two months after Cameroon’s defense forces recorded a remarkable victory in the Sambisa forests.

Security situation in the North West Region

The Minister stated that the defense and security forces have been subjected to several attacks from assailants in the North West Region with casualties on both sides.

He said many assailants have been killed, arms and drugs seized and some have been imprisoned.

Six municipal councilors kidnapped were recently freed.

The Security situation in the South West Region

Mr Issa Tchiroma Bakary affirmed that the South West Region has witnessed an upsurge in abductions in the last few months.

He said a special operation carried out on 2nd April resulted to twelve European tourists freed.

The tourists were abducted in the Moungo -Ndor locality in the Nguti Sub-Division as they headed to the “Manyu Twin Lakes”. The group was made up of seven Swiss and five Italians.

The freed Hostages

1.The five Italians:

#Manfredini Enrico,
#Calderato Andrea,
#Miliardi Andrea Gi Carlo,
#Pontremoli Claudio Diego,
#Brini Gianfranco.

2.The seven Swiss:

#Ruotolo Tiziana,
#Gereghetti Soldini Katia Emilia,
#Quattrini Silvana Carla,
#Soldini Fulvio,
#Rondelli Numa Carlo,
#Eggeman Alfred,
#Ghiringhelli-Vandone Athos.

Following the series of terrorist attacks, the Head of State extends condolences to all bereaved families.
He encouraged the defense forces to hold on to the virtues of perseverance, patriotism and courage.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Communication called on the population of affected localities to collaborate with the defense forces and administrative authorities to restore order in these regions.

Kathy Neba Sina

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