By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
It has been a very bloody week for Cameroon security forces fighting separatists in the two English-speaking regions of the country.
Four soldiers and one journalist were killed on Sunday as they returned from the installation of administrative officers in the Momo Division of the Northwest region.
The four soldiers were yet to be identified but the journalist was identified as Rebecca Liwusi Jeme, the Momo Divisional Delegate for Communication.
They were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling hit an improvised explosive devise. The device is suspected to have been planted by separatist fighters.
Elsewhere on the border between the northwest and western region, two gendarmes and one civilian were killed early Wednesday morning when suspected armed separatists attacked a security checkpoint along the Babadjou-Matazem highway.
Another gendarme serving at the Mbouda gendarmerie company was wounded as well as a truck driver.
Meanwhile, the Cameroon Army on Friday destroyed a separatist camp in Bulu near Mundemba, Ndian division in the southwest region.
According to military sources, 14 separatist fighters were killed and a number of arms were also seized while the camp was completely destroyed.