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B’da Regional Hospital Gives Late ‘General’ Efang’s Family 8 Days To Collect Corpse

by Atlantic Chronicles
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By Andrew Nsoseka

The Director of the Bamenda Regional Hospital, Denis Nsame has in a communique, officially announced the death of captured separatist commander, Efang Emmanuel, better known as ‘General Efang’ or ‘Big Number’. The hospital director in his communique called on the family of the separatist commander to collect the body of the 42-year-old within 8 days.

“The Director of the Regional Hospital Bamenda, announces with regrets to the family of late Efang Emmanuel (Alias Big Number), male, 42 years old that his mortal remains was brought to the Regional Hospital Bamenda Mortuary by the Forces of Law and Order on the 21 of January 2024 at 2:55 p.m. The family is called to come for identification of the corpse and subsequent removal for burial within eight (8) days. If this is not done, the remains will be handed to the competent service for burial”, the communique read parts.

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Bamenda Regional Hospital’s communique

The deceased was last seen in the days above mid-January when government soldiers stormed the Bingo Baptist Hospital in the Northwest region. During the raid, the injured Efang was whisked off from a sick bed and no mention was made of what happened to him. Rumours later circulated that he had died in military custody, but no explanation has been given as to whether he died of bullet wounds, or some other cause since he was in military custody.

Efang commanded separatist fighters of the Ambazonia Defence Force, ADF of Dr Cho Ayaba. Before his death, he was known as the Supreme Commander of ADF forces in the two Anglophone regions where separatist fighters have been battling against government forces for over seven years, to create a breakaway state called Ambazonia. Efang is the Second ADF commander to fall, after taking over after the faction’s first general commander, Ivo Mbah was killed in December of 2018.

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