By Andrew Nsoseka
The Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC, has called on its workers to be resilient and calm despite the attack on some of them by armed men.
On Wednesday, October 31, some unidentified gunmen attacked some workers of the Corporation, inflicting pain and injuring many in the attack. Those who were seriously injured were rushed to the Tiko Cottage Hospital for medical attention.
In a press statement issued by CDC Communication and Public Relations Manager, Manyanye Ikome, the Corporation informs the general public that: “on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, seven workers of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) were physically assaulted by armed men while carrying out their professional duties in Tiko Sub Division. They sustained the following injuries: Amputation of the index fingers of three female workers, amputation of four fingers (2nd-5th) of a male worker, wounded buttocks of a worker caused by a gunshot, multiple lacerations of two workers.”
In the public statement, the Public Relations Manager stated that when the CDC management learnt of the unfortunate incident, it rapidly conveyed the workers to the Corporation’s Cottage Hospital in Tiko where they received and are receiving intensive medical attention.
In the statement, the Corporation officials wondered why “Although CDC is an apolitical Corporation, her workers and property have unfortunately become the target of dozens of unidentified armed men in the recent past.”
To the workers, the Corporation officials advised them to be calm and avoid panic while the crime is being investigated.
In a similar incident, the fingers of a teacher in Mutengene were reportedly chopped-off by a similar group of individuals. The teacher was accused of championing school resumption in the town.