The Embassy of the United States of America in Cameroon has once again warned its citizens to avoid the troubled English-speaking regions of the country where security forces have been clashing with armed separatist fighters.
The conflict that has left several persons internally displaces and many fleeing to neighboring Nigeria as many persons have equally lost their lives.
“The level of violence in the Southwest and Northwest Regions continues to increase. In recent weeks, U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes in both regions. Due to the violence, many medical facilities in these areas are reported to be closed, inaccessible, or severely understaffed,” the US Embassy said in a statement.
“All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is prohibited: our ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas is extremely limited,” the statement added.
The US Embassy in Cameroon had equally cautioned its citizens to take various security measures when moving around in the capital Yaounde following news of waves of mass arrests conducted by security forces.