The Cameroonian army recently completed a 30-day anti-crime operation called “Kumbo Clean” in Bui, in the Northwest. During the said operation led by colonel Charles Alain Matiang, many separatist fighters were “neutralized.”
On June 15, 2021, while presenting the results of “Kumbo Clean”, Brigadier general Valère Nka, Commander of the fifth joint military and gendarmerie regions, revealed that the several separatists killed included three commanders. They are namely ‘general Spider,’ ‘general Thunder de Kikaikom,’ and ‘general Abakwa de Meluf.’ The commanding officer added that one separatist commander nicknamed ‘general No Pity’ was still at large.
“Unfortunately, we have also lost four of our men and some are wounded,” brigadier general Valère Nka said.
During the operation, the armed forces recovered five AK47s, 10 bikes, charms, IEDs manufacturing equipment, Danish pistols, and contraband fuel.
Let’s note that operation “Kumbo Clean” was organized because Bui had become the epicenter of the separatist fights. In that region, there was an upsurge of IED attacks, the Brigadier general informed.
Since June 2020, three similar operations have been organized in the region. For instance, in February 2021, an 8-day operation called “Ngoke-Bui” was organized. During that operation, eight separatist camps were destroyed in Kumbo, Verkovi, Yelum, Nkor, and Tatum.