Statement by the United States Embassy Yaoundé

January 16, 2018

The United States condemns the murder of a Cameroonian Marine in Ekondo-Titi of the Southwest Region on January 14 and the murder of a Gendarme in Wum of the Northwest Region on January 15.  We express our sincere condolences to the families of the slain service members as well as to the people of Cameroon.  We urge the Government of the Republic of Cameroon to act with restraint in response to these acts of violence.  We continue to appeal to all sides to enter into meaningful, broad-based dialogue.  Dialogue is the only path towards a resolution of legitimate grievances.