Defence and Security Forces launch Operation "Bamenda Clean"





Recently, the population of Bamenda has witnessed frequent attacks perpetrated by terrorists and criminals. These attacks have lead to kidnappings, robbery of banks and stores, looting, wanton killings of civilians and members of the defence and security forces.

Due to all these, an operation to secure the city of Bamenda and it's surroundings has been launched by the defense and security forces. Code-named operation "Bamenda Clean", it was launched Tuesday September 8, 2020.

In a Press Release signed by Brigadier General Nka Valere, Commander of the 5th Joint Military region, Brigadier General Ekongwese Divine, commander of the 5th Joint Gendarmerie region and Police Commissioner Gousmo Emile, regional Delegate for National Security North West, the military officials described as "Unacceptable" the atmosphere of terror inposed and committed by these terrorists and criminals while calling on the population to collaborate with the defense and security forces throughout the operation.

"The purpose of this operation is to protect and secure the population of the city of Bamenda and it's surroundings. This is in response to frequent attacks perpetrated by terrorists and criminals such as kidnappings, robbery of banks and stores, looting, wanton killings of civilians and personnel of the Defence and Security Forces", a portion of the Press Release read.

The military officials also used their Press Release also to call on the population to respect the decision taken by the City Mayor of Bamenda and the SDO of Mezam restricting the circulation of motorbikes within the city of Bamenda. The restrictions to them are measures to secure and protect the population.

"These orders are part and parcel of measures to secure and protect the population. We call on the syndicates of motorbike riders in various sub-divisions to ensure that the implementation of these orders don't suffer any derailments in order to reinforce security measures"

Nji Nelson Chefor

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