Since the Anglophone crisis metamorphosed into am armed conflict, it has seen no shortage of self-Styled Generals, Field Marshals and other fighters of rank and file.
While their titles might be misleading and their expertise on war front doubtful, their intention to cause harm has never been in doubt.
While the crisis has seen the rise,fall and rise of endless Generals such as Ten Ten, General Chaha, Alhadji, Efang, Big Number, General Peace Plant etc, we look at some of the notable fighters how they died and what happened after them.
When the crisis started, General Ivo was inarguably the most fearsome fighter. He led the ADF brigade and was seen as the symbol of the revolution then. He travelled with dozens of guards and visited villages and smalll towns, holding meetings with local population. He was very much seen as the symbol of the revolution and he didn’t hesitate to tout his invincibility and immortality wherever he went.
He killed other fighters and sub Generals whose loyalty to the struggle was into question and gave hope to those who believed independence could be won from the battlefield. He was killed in 2018 in controversial circumstances, sparking massive celebration by the military.
Oliver Likeaka aka Field Marshal
The ‘King of Lebialem and Commander of the Red Dragons has been perhaps one of the most famous fighters of the Anglophone crisis. He emerged almost the same time as General Ivo. In his glorious days, he terrorized Lebialem, frequently produced propaganda videos and audios, made the Division a death trap for soldiers thanks to its mountainous terrain. He has not been killed but he seems to have been significantly contained by the army.
He was an offshoot of Field Marshal and one time right hand man to the self acclaimed King. Ayeke defected from the Red Dragons and created his “One Army” in Lebialem, causing more pain on government forces and establishing himself as one of the most effective Generals of the revolution. He led his soldiers to celebrate massively on what they called Independence Day in Lebialem. In October 2020, he was killed and his lifeless body airlifted to Kumba.
General Mad Dog.
The famous armed robber in Bamenda turned ‘Amba General’ was already a huge problem for security forces in the region even before the crisis. The Anglophone crisis made him even more deadly. He led a deadly faction in Bamenda, killing millitary and civilians alike and terrorizing many neighborhoods. He was killed in September 2020 by military in a surprised raid.
General Above the Law:
Mastermind of Road blocks along the Kumba-Buea road especially the deadly attack in Ediki, ‘Above the Law’ wasn’t that famous but he however killed many and caused pain in no small way. He was killed in February 2021.
General RK: He was seen as the potential successor of late General Ivo. But he has failed to gain the spotlight.
General No Pity:
He is the man of the moment for separatist. Desperately Wanted by government forces and adored by separatists abroad, self styled Field Marshal No Pity has been one of the deadliest Commanders in recent times. His recent successful attacks on military in Bui, Bamali and other areas have embarrassed government forces and pumped fresh impetus to the struggling revolution.
Security forces in the North West Region say getting No Pity is their top priority.
General 10 Kobo: well, little was known about him in the crisis until recently when he announced himself by kidnapping half a dozen Divisional d
Delegates. His fighters kidnapped 6 Divsional Delegates from Ndian, the PM’s Division of origin since June 24th 2021.
One of the Delegates has been killed while five still remain in his custody.
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