The traditional chief Esoh Itoh, a customary chief of Ekondo Titi commune, in the southwestern Cameroonian region, was murdered in mid-day on Sunday by unidentified individuals.
According to local media reports, he was killed in the middle of a local Baptist parish during the aggression that cost him his life.
Former president of the traditional chiefs of the South-West region, Esoh Itoh was a member of the ruling party in Cameroon, the CPDM.
His death comes days after the release of seven traditional authorities kidnapped by suspected separatists in July. One of the hostages is still in captivity.