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11 Jul 2019 | 11:59 PM UTC

Cameroon: Two gendarmes killed by separatists in Northwest region July 9

Cameroon News Alert

Two gendarmes killed by separatists in Northwest region July 9; similar attacks possible over near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Douala). COUNTRY/REGION Northwest region

Event

Two Cameroonian gendarmes were killed in an ambush by suspected separatist fighters in Ndop (Northwest region) on Tuesday, July 9. The assailants reportedly attacked the gendarmes as they traveled to Kumbo.

Similar attacks are likely in Northwest region over the near term.

Context

Cameroon's English-speaking Northwest and 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 been common since November 2016 and have escalated since October 2017.

Advice

Individuals in Northwest region are advised to closely monitor the situation, follow all instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. particularly curfews), and avoid protests or large gatherings due to the risk of associated violence.

 

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