Cameroon: Defense Minister visits French-speaking areas under rebel attack

Amid the increasing English-speaking separatist incursions into French-speaking towns and villages in Cameroon, the government has sent Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo, to the border between the English- and French-speaking regions.

Assomo in accordance with a directive issued by President Paul Biya, will lead a high-profile military delegation to French-speaking areas bordering the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions. 

Officials in the affected communities say, businesses have been abandoned and construction work on government buildings halted due to the increased separatist attacks.

According to VOA, scores of people watched as members of the Cameroon military displayed military weapons in Foumban, a border town in Cameroon’s North-West region. 

Sankulleh Janko has more in this report.

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