YAOUNDE, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Troops in Cameroon have killed two separatist commanders and arrested seven other suspected separatist fighters in the Tubah subdivision of the war-torn Anglophone region of Northwest, the army said in a statement Monday.
A "dreaded" separatist commander who called himself "General Rasta" and another named "colonel John" were killed when the military launched an offensive in the locality Sunday, the statement said.
"General Rasta" was the leader of a separatist group in the locality that was responsible for numerous abductions of civilians including teachers and students and the killing of several government forces and civilians, an official who asked not to be named, told Xinhua.
Cameroon's two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest have been experiencing an armed separatist conflict since 2017. Separatists want to create an independent nation they call "Ambazonia" in the two regions. ■