Incident Summary:

11/29/2017: Assailants opened fire on Cameroonian soldiers in Mamfe, Manyu, South-West, Cameroon. At least four soldiers were killed and another soldier was abducted in the assault. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. The Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the attack to the Southern Cameroon's Ambazonia Consortium United Forces (SCACUF).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Manyu district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Cameroon Armed Forces (FAC)
Specific Description Soldiers: Chief Sergent Julius Tih, Master Mvoula Mvoula, Corporal Yimda Dobekreo
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included soldier Rapheal Noutchomwo Mani. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Southern Cameroon's Ambazonia Consortium United Forces (SCACUF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Cameroon secessionists kill six soldiers, police," United News of India, December 1, 2017.
"Mamfe updates: Names of slain gendarmes revealed," Journal du Cameroun, November 30, 2017.