The presidency has launched a national disarmament program in conflict zones in the country; Far North, North West and South West.
A “National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration” (CNDDR) for combatants in conflict zones in Cameroon was created by presidential decree “, according to the terms of a statement signed Friday by President Paul Biya.
According to the document, the CNDDR must ensure that combatants of the Islamist group ‘Boko Haram’ and the armed groups of the Anglophone regions of North-West and South-West should be disarmed.
They have to “collect” their weapons, and to “help reintegration into civilian life.”
Based in Yaoundé, the committee will be chaired by Prime Minister Philémon Yang and will have centers in Bamenda and Buea, chief towns of the English-speaking regions, as well as in Mora, one of the main cities of the Far North where Boko Haram is raging.