Ekondo Titi School Attack: Defense Ministry says Operation to Track Down Assailants underway

By Augustine Nyuykongi

The Head of the Communications Division of the Ministry of Defence Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack has issued a public statement on the attack at Ekondo Titi, stating that an investigation has been initiated by the authorities to track down the assailants of the students and teacher in the school attack.

Amongst other things, Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack reassured that the culprits will be brought to justice for their barbaric acts at the Government Bilingual High School, Ekondo Titi. The attack by gunmen at GBHS Ekondo Titi, in the South West Region left at least 5 persons dead and 7 others injured.

In the statement issued by Colonel Atonfack, he blamed the attack on Separatists fighters, whom he says “deceitfully dressed in military gear and equipped with automatic weapons…”

The report says the attackers fired shots at the classroom where the students were attending their lessons, before activating an Improvised Explosive Device, killing at least 5 persons, 4 students, and 1 teacher.

Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack claimed the prompt reaction by the nearby 812th Gendarmerie Platoon on guard, unfortunately, did not get hold of the assailants, whom he says “immediately escaped into the bush.”

Initial findings by Defense Forces at the scene of the incident according to Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack, established that the attack was carried out by Ambazonian General ‘Ten Kobbo’ and his boys. He equally adds that the alleged culprit is also responsible for the Kidnap of some Divisional Delegates of the Ndian Division, and the murder of the Divisional Delegate of the Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Regional Development.

On behalf of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack extended his condolences to the bereaved families of the Feb attack, as well as extending wishes for a speedy recovery of those still nursing injuries.

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