The Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) has managed to end the Central African Republic rebel incursions in the Eastern Region. The Chief of Staff of the Cameroonian army, General René Claude Meka, said that “the situation is now under control.”
As proof, travelers leaving Libongo, a village in the Salapoumbé district, for Yokadouma, the capital of the Boumba-et-Ngoko department, no longer risk running into Central African rebels, as Norbert Mossadikou, the mayor of Salapoumbé, made known. The 136-km road, which was one of the playgrounds of the Central African rebels, is now safe to travel.
The BIR, one of the best elite units of the Cameroonian army, has set up two posts along the border ; One at Libongo and the other at Gari-Gombo. Colonel François Pelene, the general coordinator of the BIR, stressed that local populations have closely collaborated with the army unit under the operation.
Michel Ange Nga