The residence of the Manager of the Industrial Unit of the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC, in Penda Mboko was the prime target of the armed men, Cameroon-Info.Net has learned.
The suspected separatist fighters are thought to have crossed into the Mungo Division, from Muyuka Subdivision in the restive South West Region.
Ali Malex, CDC Penda Mboko Industrial Manager is said to have been taken away to an unknown destination by the armed men. Before kidnapping him, open sources say the gunmen disarmed his guard. They also shot and killed the manager’s ‘son’ who is currently writing the GCE Ordinary Level Exams.
Before leaving Penda Mboko, the suspected separatist fighters burnt down the official residence of the CDC Penda Mboko Industrial Manager. All property, including cars, we set ablaze.
“They stormed the Industrial Unit Manager's house, burnt all the cars and set the whole house ablaze. As if that was not enough, the armed boys shot and killed a form five student who lives within the manager's yard and finally kidnapped the Industrial Unit Manager,” someone familiar with the story said.
“Elements of the military arrived late after the unidentified gunmen had committed their atrocities. The attacked area is quite a distance from the military camp.”
Cameroon-Info.Net recalls that on October 29, 2018, unidentified gunmen attacked Government Bilingual High School Penda Mboko. Students and teachers were forced to flee before the armed men set their school items on fire.
Penda Mboko, situated in the Mungo Division of the Littoral Region borders the South West region where armed fighters have been battling security forces.
Back in 2018, unidentified armed men attacked the gendarmerie brigade in Penda Mboko setting it ablaze before taking off.
The locality has been under security alert as internally displaced persons troop in from Muyuka after separatists slaughtered a 35-year-old lady on Tuesday.