Journalist shot dead in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region-Xinhua

Journalist shot dead in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region

Source: Xinhua| 2023-05-09 00:51:15|Editor: huaxia

YAOUNDE, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Gunmen have shot dead a journalist in Cameroon's English-speaking region of Northwest, officials and journalism associations said on Monday.

Anye Nde Nsoh, who worked for a private newspaper, was gunned down Sunday night in Bamenda, the chief town of the Northwest region.

"So far, we've learned that he was shot by gunmen who had walked into a pub earlier and identified themselves as separatists, and asked occupants to vacate the room," Jude Viban, national president of Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists, told Xinhua by phone. He called for an immediate investigation.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials said efforts are underway to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Cameroon's army has been battling a separatist insurgency in English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest since 2017. Separatists want to create an independent nation in the regions.