The state-owned Cameroon Radio Television says that authorities have created a new military region to cater for security needs in the west and northwest region.
President Paul Biya signed directives reorganizing the country’s defense forces leading to the splitting into two of the former military region which is based in the capital, Douala.
The new region becomes the fifth and is headquarted in capital of the northwest region Bamenda. It is to be headed by General Agha Robinson Ndong while General Julius Caesar Ellie has been appointed commander of its Gendarmerie region.
The measure is seen as a clear plan to deal with the raging Anglophone crisis that has rocked the country since October 2017. Separatists in the region continue to engage in deadly clashes with security forces.