Kenyan priest killed in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

A Kenyan priest was killed in francophone Cameroon’s volatile English-speaking Southwest region where violence has surged after separatist declared independent state, church sources told AFP on Thursday. “A Kenyan priest was shot dead in Kembong yesterday,” one source said. “There was no battling, he was in the church in Kembong when he was killed,” another official said in Buea, capital of the Southwest. The church suggested the cleric may have been murdered by the military. “There are no ‘Amba Boys’ in Kembong at this moment but the Cameroonian armed force is there,” one source referring, to armed separatists battling for an independent state called Ambazonia. An American Catholic evangelist was executed toward at the beginning of November in the Northeast region. The government blamed separatists however Washington said he died on in cross-fire. The UN recently cautioned of intensifying savagery in Cameroon. The conflict ion has displaced more than 437,000 individuals, as indicated by UN information data released in October.

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