Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Head of State, has promoted eleven army colonels to the rank of generals.
The presidential decree read over state radio, Thursday June 29, highlighted six of the promoted colonels. The colonels Loubazal Pierre, Esso Julius Caesar, Housseini Djibo, Eko Ngwese Divine, Toungue Elias and Bitote André Patrice, were commanders before their promotion yesterday.
In the army, Colonels Melingui Nouma Donatien, Nouma Joseph, Assoalai Blama and Agha Robinson were equally appointed. Melingui Nouma Donatien was, until yesterday, commander at military headquarters brigade. He was appointed in January 2016 for a three-year term, after two weeks of retirement. For his part, Brigadier General Melingui has worked at the Presidency for a long time. Sources say he was very efficient in the Presidential Security Directorate.
Meanwhile, General Nouma Joseph, is known as one of the most feared Cameroonian senior officers in the fight against the Boko haram sect. He is currently leading the operation Alpha in the Far North region. He was equally part of the operation Delta in Bakassi which reduced maritime piracy in the locality. General Nouma is also one of the first trainers of the anti-terrorism company of presidential guards.