Seven armed separatists were killed on Sunday, during their attempted arson attack on polling stations, in Cameroon’s English-speaking region of Southwest, the army said.
The incident, at the town of Bangem, occurred during the legislative and municipal elections, held Sunday, in the central African country. The elections were the first in seven years, after two delays.
Separatists seeking independence of the English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest, since 2017, had threatened violence to disrupt the elections.
Despite this, Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, on Sunday evening, told a press conference that the voter turnout was massive in the regions
Source: Nam News Network (NNN)