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Villagers flee as Cameroon separatist fighters seize Taraba community

Hundreds of residents of Taraba border communities have fled their homes following killing of 11 people, including a traditional ruler, by Ambazonian soldiers.

The soldiers attacked some border communities in Takum local government on Wednesday and killed 11 people.

The Ambazonian soldiers also burnt many houses and schools and carted away properties.

The chairman Takum local government area Mr. Shiban Tikari, said five bodies of those killed were recovered and several other persons are still missing.

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He said soldiers from Takum were drafted to protect the border communities from both separatists and Cameroonian soldiers that have been attacking border communities in Kurmi and Takum local government area of the state.

Last month, it was gathered Cameroonian soldiers sacked three border communities in Kurmi local government of the state under the pretext of searching for Ambazonian separatists.

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