Fatima K. Lamine
NEW YORK (LNC) — News reaching our desk yesterday morning says former head chief of UN Forces in CAR, Major General Martin Tumenta is dead.
Reports had sited the poor health of one of the Biggest names in Cameroonian Army.
His disappearance from frontline duties also did not go unnoticed, as he had been in the US receiving treatment.
Born in 1954, Major General Tumenta who died in the early hours of yesterday morning is married .
Force Commander, Cameroonian-born Brigadier Gen. Martin Tumenta, took up duties on December 19, 2013. Radio France Internationale, RFI reported that Cameroonian-born Brigadier General Martin Tumenta Chomu, who was earlier appointed alongside other colleagues by AU Commission Chair, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was sworn in December 18. A graduate of US Army Combined Arms Centre, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the French War College, Gen. Tumenta’s deputy is Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza from Burundi.
While we wait to detail the Anglophone community, North westerners , and the people of Babungo in Ngoketunjia Division of this great lose.
Major General Tumenta Was the Force Commander of MISCA in Car and commenced his appointment to head MINUSCA and MISCA in mid-September 2014, at the time of the transfer of authority between the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) and MINUSCA, following a distinguished career in the Cameroonian Armed Forces Airborne Infantry, which included tenuresas Chief of Operations at the Army Headquarters, Commander of the third Joint Task Force Region and Commander of Operations DELTA in the Bakassi peninsula.
He also held the appointment of Human Resources Director at the Department of Defence. Major General Tumenta earned a bachelor’s of military arts and science degree at the Joint Military School in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He attended staff and defence colleges in the United States and France.
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