The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, has said four « terrorists » involved in the killing of the American Missionary, Charles Trumann Wesco have been neutralised in Bamenda.
Minister Joseph Beti Assomo in a release said it follows a counter operation launched by elements of the National Defence Force.
He explained how the perpetrators he described as terrorists, were on their way to attack the Bambili Gendarmerie Brigade and the University of Bamenda, when they shot Charles Trumann around Four Corners in Bambui.
The Defence boss added that during the counter operation, a lieutenant Colonel and a student of ENSET Bambili were injured and are currently receiving treatment in hospital.
The Defence Minister also cautioned foreigners getting into the conflict zones to notify security officials so they can be provided maximum security. He failed to give security assurances to civilians living in the conflict hit zones.
While addressing a message of condolence to the bereaved family, the Defense Minister also congratulated soldiers for their professionalism in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
In another outing Tuesday, October 30,the Ambazonian leaders fighting for the independence of Southern Cameroons blamed soldiers of the National Defence force for the killing.
Dave Halyaman, assistant pastor at Believers Baptist Church in Warsaw, Ind, said Wesco, his wife and one of their sons were traveling with another missionary to go shopping on Tuesday morning when at least two shots were fired, striking the windshield and hitting Wesco twice.
The victim, was taken to a nearby clinic for treatment, then transferred to the Regional hospital in Bamenda where “doctors attempted to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful”.
44 year old Charles Wesco, who was living and working as a missionary in Bamenda, Cameroon, is brother of Timothy Wesco, who serves in Indiana’s House of Representatives.