In a statement published on December 8, 2021, Captain Cyrille Atonfack Guemo attributes this fire to the explosion of a large stock of adulterated fuel.
Between December 6 and 7, 2021, videos of the burning of a house in Bachuo Ntaï by Mamfé, Manyu department in the South-West region, incriminating the defense forces were widely shared on social networks. In a statement published yesterday, December 8, 2021, the Ministry of Defense, disputes the involvement of the Cameroonian army. According to Captain (Navy) Cyrille Serge Atonfack Guemo, Head of The Communication Division of Mindef, the fire "was actually the consequence of the explosion of a large stock of adulterated fuel, stored at the home of Lady ACHU Christina".
Indeed, after investigations conducted on the ground, "Dame ACHU Christina was detained at the Mamfé Gendarmerie Company, for the purposes of the investigation immediately opened and which will undoubtedly unravel the ins and outs of this adulterated fuel trafficking, which would feed the criminal cohort of the forests of Mamfé and its neighboring localities. " reads the press release. According to the words of the captain, no loss of human life is to be deplored.