Cameroon hospital attack
According to the media reports, four people died burnt in the attack on a district hospital in South West Cameroon.
Suspected separatist elements attacked the Kumba district hospital with several units of the facility affected by the fire.
The district hospital was serving a large pool of patients given that smaller health outfits had been closed due to threats by separatists. In the two western regions Social life has been largely disrupted affected by what has become known as the Anglophone crisis.
Although, no group has at yet claimed responsibility for the fire, government has long blamed separatists in the Anglophone region – North West and south west regions for being behind the attacks.
Recent reports have also claimed that Cameroonian soldiers have also been complicit in attacks on facilities they suspect were port separatist fighters.
Separatists began a call for independence from French majority Cameroon after their calls against marginalization in 2017 was met with a brutal government crackdown.
They have engaged in guerilla-style attacks on government forces in a war Since October 2017 that has faced Yaounde double up its efforts to crush the rebellion.
Leaders under the so-called Ambazonia Republic – name of the nation they wish to establish – have been arrested and are presently before the courts facing treason charges.
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