Union claims northwest Cameroon gunmen killed journalist.


According to the local journalists’ organization, a journalist was shot and killed late Sunday in Bamenda, a city in Cameroon’s troubled northwest region. This is at least the third killing of a member of the media in the nation this year.

Anye Nde Nsoh, the west and northwest region bureau director for the weekly newspaper the Advocate, was shot and killed by unknown assailants when he was at a bar in Bamenda’s Ntarikon district, according to colleague Melanie Ndefru, who was nearby.

The United Nations has expressed concern about the media environment in Cameroon after the deaths of a radio presenter and a journalist earlier this year in or near the capital city of Yaounde.

The Cameroon Association of English-Speaking Journalists (CAMASEJ) confirmed Nsoh’s death and urged an investigation into his murder.

The latest attack on a member of the media is the last straw. “The protracted conflict in the northwest and southwest has put journalists in mortal danger,” President Jude Viban stated.

A local government spokesperson denied knowing anything about the attack. So yet, no one has accepted responsibility.

The 2017 violence that resulted in Nsoh’s death was part of a larger conflict between Cameroonian authorities and separatist militants in English-speaking regions.

Thousands of people have been killed as a consequence of atrocities committed by both sides of the war.

According to Nsoh’s supervisor, he just finished working on the Monday paper, where he had three articles (one of which was on the front page).

Tarhyang Enowbikah Tabe, the Advocate’s publisher, was taken aback by his death



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