Ambazonia war: The Cameroonian army launches a recruitment of 5000 soldiers

Ambazonia war: The Cameroonian army launches a recruitment of 5000 soldiers

The Cameroonian army should see its staff increase significantly in the year 2018. The ministry delegate to the presidency in charge of defense has just launched a recruitment for young Cameroonians of both sexes.

A total of 5000 soldiers will be recruited at the end of this competitive exam which will take place from January 13, 2018 according to a communiqué of the ministry.

The exam is aimed at recruiting 360 NCOs of the Army in the General Service option, 40 NCOs of the Army in the Military Health option, and 4600 Army in the general service option, the statement said.

This recruitment comes in a particular context marked by clashes between the Cameroonian defense forces and secessionists in the English-speaking regions of the country. On 1 December last, the Head of State Paul Biya declared war on the separatists of the North-West and South-West regions after the assassination of more than a dozen soldiers.

Since then, the clashes have killed several people in the separatist camp as well as the defense forces. Yesterday Monday, four gendarmes were killed in Kembong, a locality in the Manyu division, Southwest Region according to official sources.