Cameroonian soldiers currently fighting the Ambazonian Defense Force, a separatist movement, has received a large consignment of weapons from China.
The weapons which were transported by dozens of trucks via the Douala port to Buea and Bamenda was provided to assist Paul Biya in dislodging the separatist forces.
This latest delivery is part of a Chinese-Cameroon military assistance agreement which was signed in 2018.
The Chinese government, has previously donated the sum of CFA4.5 million (USD8 million) to Cameroon for the purchase of military equipment.
According to the Cameroonian minister, “Bilateral military cooperation is being reinforced once more between the government of Cameroon and the People’s Republic of China…”
Currently, Cameroon is confronted by multiple threats such as the Ambazonian insurgency in the Anglophone west and Boko Haram Islamist militants in its far Northern region.
Ambazonian Defence Force (ADF) fighters have been fighting Cameroonian army in an attempt to win independence for a new country they call Ambazonia.
Since the crises began, both side have been accused of severe human rights violations by Human Rights Watch, this has led the United States to withdraw its military assistance to the country.