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Bamenda: Three shot dead as government-separatists standoff ensues

Three persons have been shot dead in Bamenda, capital city of Cameron’s North West region.

Media reports name two of the victims- Konfor Gilbert Ngalla and Akum Shallot.

They were allegedly killed by soldiers who opened fire on a vehicle yesterday.

Security forces have made no official statement, but had earlier indicated that they are on a mission to weed out separatists through operation “Bamenda clean”.

The latest casualties in the close to four-year long crisis come after close to two weeks of terror in the town following the killing of a police officer by separatist fighters.

The situation has been worsened by the limitation in modes of transport, leaving civilians helpless.

MMI