Incident Summary:

11/30/2017: Assailants opened fire on police officer and soldiers in Otu, Manyu, South-West, Cameroon. At least two people, including soldiers and police officers, were killed and at least two others were injured in the attack. 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
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Cameroon Army
Specific Description 22nd Motorized Infantry Battalion (BIM) Soldiers: Sergeant-Chief Tih Julius Angu, Master Corporal Voula Voula Victor, Private Class Yinda Bobekreo
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Gendarmerie Nationale
Specific Description Officers: Inspector Ngah, Inspector Nkelle
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
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 Private Class Noutchomwo Many Raphael Willy. 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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cameroon secessionists kill six soldiers, police," United News of India, December 1, 2017.
"Another 5 Police officers meet waterloo in Eyoumojock," Journal du Cameroun, December 1, 2017.
"Two police killed in Cameroon's restive anglo region," News24, November 30, 2017.