Angry parents are questioning why the Biya regime has not communicated the number of Cameroon soldiers killed in the war on Manyu.
Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo on friday,chaired a high-level security meeting in Yaounde on the situation in Manyu, but gave no details of the number of soldiers killed by the separatists movement.
The security meeting held December 15, 2017 in Yaoundé should allow Mr. Biya to understand the situation on the ground.
The controversial 14 days war ordered by President Biya Manyu has already claimed the lives of more than 85 Cameroonian soldiers.
Many elements of the Rapid Intervention Battalion wounded in Akwaya and Eyumojock have since died in a military hospital in Douala and families of soldiers killed in Manyu have been left in the dack.
A relative of a young gendarmerie officer who recently died of injuries sustained during the attack on the Egbekaw Gendarmerie Station said: “If they have nothing to hide, why not publish the names of the officers killed in Manyu? This is a very big camouflage.
“Manyu division is certainly not safe since Paul Biya declared war on Southern Cameroons.” I think Mr. Biya is responsible for the war on Manyu and I blame him for the death of my son “,said the gendarmerie officer’s parent.
A French Cameroon soldier who was transporting five (05) of his brothers killed in the Kajifu attack said:” we were told before we arrived in Manyu that there were secessionist terrorists. We were led to believe that they had bought weapons in Nigeria – it was a lie – it was a blatant lie, they are young men who want to engage and improve the political process of Cameroon”,he said.
According to the soldier military can not win the current war in Manyu.”All my friends are dead”, he, screamed.
Pressure is mounting for a full report on the war on the two english speaking regions of the country which is already costing the Cameroonian state billions of CFA francs. Some anglophone CPDM elites are privately questioning why the Yaoundé political establishment still seems stuck for the Minister of Communication to make regular press briefing on a war declared by the head of state on Manyu.
Separatis say none of their man have been killed so far and claim of atleast 100 soldiers from the Cameroon army have defected. Information which the military has not commented on.