Pending the official reaction of the government, Colonel Didier Badjeck, the Head of the Communication Division of the Ministry of Defense explains and tries to reassure the population.
Two years after the revolt in the streets of Yaounde of the Cameroonian military returned without a bonus of a mission of maintenance of peace in the Central African Republic, other Cameroonian soldiers at the war front against Boko Haram also rose on Saturday 03 June 2017.
“We saw armed soldiers blocking the Kousséri-Maroua road. They were furious and I heard some complaining about their conditions. With fear, I quickly turned back to go to put myself in a safe place, “says a resident of Kousséri.
If the military strike in the Far North Region is confirmed, the number of soldiers engaged in this revolt remains a mystery.
“It’s a small group of soldiers in sector number 1 who barricaded the road for a little while. The High Command was informed, this small group was brought back to the barracks and then on the disciplinary level, we will follow up on this case. So there is no need to dramatize.
Contrary to what is said on social networks, the situation is calm and our positions are well kept at the front. The command has taken precautionary measures and the Mindef (Minister of Defense, editor’s note) will soon communicate on this case “explained Colonel Didier Badjeck.