Cameronian Separatists bomb AFCON host City
By Aduke Abioye
Yaoundé, Cameroon Armed groups seeking a separate country from Cameroon have put a dark spot on a continental sporting event apparently to draw global attention to their agelong demand for a separate country.
The secessionist fighters in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region of Southwest set off an improvised explosive device (IED) in the town of Limbe. The fighters want a separate country which they call Abazonia
The city hosts this year’s Africa Cup Nations (AFCON),.
Nigeria is expected to be a key participant at the event.
Police said no one was injured in the explosion which rocked the city on Thursday.
Some of the countries that will take part in the event includeTunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia.
The armed insurgents had launched a tirade of warnings on the social media of plans to disrupt AFCON.
It described the latest attack as “a warning sign of what we will do during AFCON”.
The group had said they do not want AFCON matches to take place in a region “at war”.
Cameroon army has deployed additional ammunitions and troops to the region who undertake routine day and night patrols.
With agency report