At least 26 villagers were killed in an attack on Saturday in the Akwaya district of Cameroon’s South-West region, where separatist insurgencies have added fuel to long-running inter-ethnic conflicts over fileds.

At least 26 villagers were killed in an attack on Saturday in the Akwaya district of Cameroon’s South-West region, where separatist insurgencies have added fuel to long-running inter-ethnic conflicts over fileds.

Anglophone insurgents began fighting the Cameroonian military in the South-West in 2017 after civilian protests calling for greater representation for the country’s English-speaking minority were violently repressed.

The Akwaya district medical officer, Enow Daniel Kewong said 26 bodies had been found so far and people were still missing after Saturday’s attack on Ballin village, near the border with Nigeria.

A member of parliament for the district, Aka Martin Tyoga said he had been told that 32 people had been buried in a mass grave, including six Nigerians.

 

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