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Cameroon gov’t to investigate viral video of soldiers summarily executing women and children

africanews | The government of Cameroon has opened an investigation into the authenticity of a video circulating on social media platforms which shows armed men, presumed Cameroonian soldiers, executing two women and their children, accused of being accomplices of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram.

In the video, published Tuesday and seen thousands of times on social networks, we see men wearing military uniforms similar to those of some units of the Cameroonian army executing two women and their two children, on their knees.

Shocking scenes

The two uniformed men are seen harrassing the women; slapping one of the women and saying ‘You are going to die you BH’. BH in Cameroon refers to the Islamist group Boko Haram.

The video which looks like it was filmed on a mobile phone has someone commenting on the shocking scenes, explaining that the women were captured during an assault on Boko Haram.

The two women are led up a small hill, blindfolded, before all four are shot in the back. The cold blooded military men fire close to twenty bullets, including close-up shots on the corpses of the women and the littele children.

The videos have shocked the nation, including the authorities, who say an investigation has been opened to authenticate the video.

Government says its ‘fake news’

Governmenet spokesperson Issa Tchiroma Bakary explained that since the Cameroonian army has been cited in the shocking video, government will investigate.

He was however quick to add that in this era of ‘fake news’, they couldn’t rule out the possibility that enemies of the government could use such a ploy to frame the authorities.

‘‘We haven’t authenticated yet, but I draw your attention to what we call fake news. Do not be peremptory in the attribution of this video to the Cameroonian army. Because the enemy is always able to slip into our defence and security forces to attribute to us such heinous crimes,’‘ Bakary said.

However, two Cameroonian security sources told AFP that the video may have been filmed in a mountainous area in the Far North region of Cameroon, bordering some Nigerian strongholds in Boko Haram.

The Cameroonian army is engaged there to counter the frequent incursions of fighters of the jihadist group.

The broadcast of this very violent video provoked controversy and outrage on social networks.

A local NGO, the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Rhedac), claimed to have “cross-checked” the information contained in the video, claiming to be able to attest to its “authenticity”.

The Cameroonian army is regularly accused by NGOs of perpetrating abuses against persons suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram group, which it has always denied.

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51 comments

  1. This foolish behaviour of la republic du Cameroun. Republic an institution ,republicanism, humanism. LRC military is a terrorist organisation. This is a violent military which has no conscience. Ambazonia can never be part of this evil people. I watch a LRC de Paris shedding crocodile tears but this very military kill Ambazonia n but they celebrate. The end of CameroUn

    • Sic Semper Tyrannis

      Na wetti this now? LRC them kill the body them like that for feed ambazombie them for bush a la humanitarian aid. How people want take make wahala witi this noble gesture done pass my power. Wata na wata, no be so?

      • @ Sic(k) Semper Tyrannis, You are really sick to the core. Please seek medical help for ur mental health issue. You seriously need help. How you laid hands on a computer and Internet is beyond my imagination. Go for help NOW.

        • Sic Semper Tyrannis

          Abi I don go for help. Them say na achu soup I for chop witi ambazombie meat for this mental condition wey don come catch me. Na where you ndey make I com chop?

  2. HANG THEM.

  3. SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

    Yes, Yes, Yes, “comme d’habitude” Tchiroma will claim that it is FAKE NEWS.

    The ICC will surely update the case file of Dictator Biya with this CREDIBLE and COMPELLING evidence.

    • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

      1. LRC terrorists massacred in cold blood 34 children in Santa. LRC claimed that it was FAKE NEWS
      2. LRC terrorists have burnt down more 100 villages in SC. LRC claimed that it was FAKE NEWS
      3. LRC terrorists forced UB girls to swim in sewage water. LRC claimed that it was FAKE NEWS
      4 etc, etc, etc,etc

      LRC is a country ruled by lies, deception and terror.

      That is enough justification for Southern Cameroonians to continue to fight till the last man standing in order to rescue themselves from the evil hands of the evil and demonic LRC.

      One thing is crystal clear:

      The present momentum is UNSTOPPABLE, Dictator Biya’s sh*thole war is unwinnable.
      It is therefore foolish for any person in his right senses to speak of an election in SC. Amba boys will disrupt such a farce.

    • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

      **** BREAKING NEWS ****

      Amnesty International has confirmed that LRC terrorists were responsible for the extrajudicial killing of UNARMED civilians

      “…An investigation by Amnesty International experts has gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children.. Extensive analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms that feature in the video, paired with digital verification techniques and testimonies taken from the ground, all strongly suggest that the perpetrators of the executions are Cameroonian soldiers. The video shows the soldiers using Galil and Kalashnikov-style rifles.”

    • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

      ” While AK-type weapons are common, the Galil, the weapon specifically used in the execution, is comparatively rare and distinctive. The Small Arms Survey lists the Galil as only “occasional” in sub-Saharan Africa among governments, and as unknown among non-state actors. The only force in the area carrying Galil’s are a small subset of the Cameroon Army.
      Both the weapons and uniforms of the soldiers in the video are indicative of the Cameroon army, and display patterns consistent with a number of possible units, including regular infantry and the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), the special forces of the Cameroonian army.”

      **** MY TAKE ****

      The heinous crimes of LRC terrorists have again been exposed by AI

      The ICC has already updated Dictator Biya’s case file.

  4. The reason Cameroon’s terrorist military are being slaughetred like chicken by ADF, in Ambasonia is becos,Cameroon terrorist military do not have the support of the majority of anglophones they are claiming to want to protect.Impostors can never succeed in a foreign land.U.S tried it in Vietnam and failed.Cameroon will also fail in Ambasonia…@Bobjazz..what do u think?..Wata na wata…

    • Kongosa,

      me ah nova watch the video, but I di wonder daso how wuna mov’t di ova hot so wey dem nova tok sey na true-true video. Ifi na true, the soldiers dem go get their day for court. But mek man first wait.

      Na why dat me ah di hardly watch those videos/messages, daso forsika sey Anglo Crisis dong mek’am all CMR dem dong turn into kriss pipol—all man di claim for be saint.

      Ma advice to bros and sis dem wey dem be too sensible, ah tek CHINEKE beg wuna, mek wuna delete any video wey wuna di receive’am for WhatsApp, FB, Msgr..concerning wa Crisis, even if na written message, delete. Na so me ah di do’am ever since. Na the bad side of war dis wey some of we bin di tok abt–na just the beginning—we go ALL cry da wa peace sotey wata drop from wa eyes—ah di remember ma Liberian pals…

      • Some of wanna be tok sey weti? You really get heart big man! Na you did wey yi clearly di glad as Bir dem arrive SW. Na you dis wey shamelessly cam out di give directives meik dem go kill pipo for diaspora. Na sey you di quickly forget tings dem wey you sef sef di tok, or na only bad faith soo? You don show your primitive desire for hurt , live witham! Need na weti for di twist like snake struggling for appear like saint? All man here already know weti you capable of talking. Some of we, some of we! Some of you who? You nova call for here meik dem go kill Ambazonians abroad? Tell me how your heart and hands clean!

        • Wusai dis Chinois commot again? Ah bin be di mimba sey u dong turn back 4 go join field marshal for bush? Hypocrite!

          You di surely mimba sey wehti wey u bin di pray mek Boko do’am 4 CMR, field marshal witi some arda banga smokers dem go accoplish’am 4 u, no be so?

          Wash ya mop fine-fine ya! Ifi ah tell u jes non sey u no go ever reach ya village again, u go surely tok again sey na me a cause the war. Naive boy!

          Wuna bin be di pray 4 war norr? Abeg wuna wire more money 4 fund my-trip-to-Buea. Dem go tell wuna sey na dat war dat so, wey wuna bin be di pray mek yi happen, wuna go all put coté sey na lie.

          Chinco go surely repatriate u na for Awala in less than a year 2 come—u sef-sef u know sey u no fit ever nyathi around Bamboutos and/or surroundings norr? Pay back time no moh, at all…

    • @ kongosa man. There is no such thing in this world as Ambazonia. You guys are a bunch of clowns making life difficult for the anglophone people in Cameroon. You can’t achieve anything with your barbarism. Your terrorist organisation is not different from the brutal Biya regime as you also behead innocent Cameroonians. You both have your hands soaked with blood and one day your terrorist organisation and the brutal Biya regime will pay for your devilish acts.

  5. When has it never been fake news to you Tchiroma and Bedjeck? Cold blooded murderers of babies and women. You have bitten more than you can chew. This same website that show no interest in reporting such a disturbing human rights violation is quick to counter with excuses. Let me get back on Twitter and nail you cowards. You all have reached your end.

    • Btw those murderers had their names clearly pronounced on the video so don’t bring up silly excuses in your slowness to report and quick to counterattack. Ambazonia is justified refusing to associate with these illiterate baby killers. Sickening!

  6. This component of “Vivre Ensemble” is quite troubling and burdensome to the human conscience.

  7. All my life, I have never seen anything quite as disturbing as the killings in that video. My heart virtually stopped. I could hardly sleep from the nightmare.

    How then can one afford to support a regime that plays with people’s lives, that has given ultimate power to illiterate men in uniforms to protect the law that they don’t understand or know how to protect. Who gave a common soldier the authority to pull out people from their homes, no matter their crimes, and shoot them in cold blood without having been brought to face the law in public courtrooms?

    It is the silence of the recluse Biya that is most vexing, his running around signing ridiculous decrees that will clearly further fragment Cameroonians. And long mouth Tchiroma keeps incriminating himself on behalf of the devil.

  8. unfortunately we,re all tangled with the evil People from LPC, horrible crimes beyond the reasoning of mankind.
    LPC Military are the worst Terrorist in this planet.

  9. Vidéo d´exécution: DEMONTAGE D’UN GROSSIER MONTAGE

    Il serait mieux pour votre compréhension de lire en regardant les images tirées de la vidéos !

    J’ai passé toute la matinée à regarder cette vidéo blessante et horrible attribuée aux éléments de l’armée Camerounaise. Mais plusieurs choses ont attirés mon attention, et j’avais l’impression davoir déjà vu ces images ! c’est vers 11h que le souvenir me reviens, dans un journal de France 2 présentée par David Pujadas en 2016, qui consacrait une page spécial à Boko Haram, ils nous avaient montré des « images INTERNES TOURNEES par Boko Haram et dont ils se sont procurées »

    J’ai donc commencé par observer attentivement les images seconde après seconde, et voici mes observations qui, au démeurant peuvent être faites par chacun de vous !

  10. For ever young

    Its break my heart with grief and tears running over my body with anger, dis good for nothing moronic rapist terrorists bastards army GoD willing shall be defeated in Ambazonia, we shall not stop with all our strength and might until dismoronic bastards army and the despotic Regime of Biya is defeated in Amba land

  11. People are not interested in the truth. As the saying goes: lies go around the world 100 times, while truth is still trying its shoes.

    • Mannorun77,

      I have read that article, but let us be patient. Even Hollywood cannot manipulate real images undetected in this our era. There’s always going to be some one out there who’ll unmask the truth—no matter how good the video producer may be, there will always be one very small mistake that can never go undetected. Those are some of the good sides of social media, they’re always some idlers out there who’re ready to offer their free services to unveil such happenings.

      Un seul mot, attendons seulement…

    • As the 3 of you can read my post below, Tchotcho is a Bamileke corporal or a thug in uniform originating from Mbam et Inobou reason you heartless criminals will protect their insanity. Not this time dudes!

  12. it is a normal day to act of LRC.bUT IT SHOULD BE CARE THAT THEIR TIME IN OUR LAND IS OVER.Ambazonia must be free now.We shall resist till the end. Go tell biya mvomeka.

  13. People are not interested in the truth. As the saying goes: lies go around the world 100 times, while truth is still trying its shoes
    camerounlink.com/m/actu/video-d-execution-demontage-d-un-grossier-montage/110448/0/cat-0–kat-0–thm-0–grpe-0–villes-0–prv-0–ncy-0–dsp-0–ctry-0–vip-0–

    • Cameroon: Credible evidence that Army personnel responsible for shocking extrajudicial executions caught on video

      12 July 2018, 17:40 UTC
      An investigation by Amnesty International experts has gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children. While an investigation has now been announced, the Ministry of Communication earlier dismissed video footage of the killings as “fake news”.

      Extensive analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms that feature in the video, paired with digital verification techniques and testimonies taken from the ground, all strongly suggest that the perpetrators of the executions are Cameroonian soldiers.

      The Cameroonian authorities’ initial claim

      • The Cameroonian authorities’ initial claim that this shocking video is fake simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. We can provide credible evidence to the contrary. Given the gravity of these horrific acts – the cold blooded and calculated slaughter of women and young children – these hasty and dismissive denials cast serious doubt over whether any investigation will be genuine,” said Samira Daoud, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s West Africa office.

        “It is imperative that a proper, impartial investigation is undertaken and those responsible for these abhorrent acts are brought to justice.”

        While all the elements analyzed so far by Amnesty International strongly suggest the authenticity of the video, the date at which it was taken remains unclear.

        The video shows the soldiers u

        • The video shows the soldiers using either a Galil or a Zastava M21, in addition to Kalashnikov-style rifles. While AK-type weapons are common, the weapon we strongly believe was used in the execution – either a Galil or the very similar Zastava M21 – is comparatively rare. The Small Arms Survey lists the Galil as only “occasional” in sub-Saharan Africa among governments, and as unknown among non-state actors. The only force in the area carrying Galil’s are a small subset of the Cameroon Army. The Zastava M21 is not specifically reported in the Small Arms Survey online database.

          Both the weapons and uniforms of the soldiers in the video are indicative of the Cameroon army, and display patterns consistent with a number of possible units, including regular infantry and the Rapid Intervention

        • Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), the special forces of the Cameroonian army.

          The person filming the video specifically identifies two members of the group as soldiers. The first is a second-rank soldier (soldat de deuxième grade) who he names as “Cobra”, the second a Master Corporal (caporal chef) who is named as “Tchotcho”. These names mean that the group can be identified.

          The evidence we have provided forms a firm basis for strongly suggesting that the individuals committing these atrocities are members of Cameroon’s armed forces
          Samira Daoud, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s West Africa office
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          The Master Corporal’s uniform is a tiger stripe pattern that is standard among Cameroon regular army. The other soldiers are wearing black shirts and

        • The other soldiers are wearing black shirts and green-and-black woodland pants. While the Ministry of Communication claims that the mixed and casual nature of the uniforms indicates a lack of authenticity, Amnesty investigators have found the opposite. Mixed and partial uniforms are common among army personnel, especially in remote areas where this incident took place. Soldiers in the Far North region wearing casual flip flops and T-shirts, as well as a mix of tiger stripe print and woodland print, can be clearly seen in videos previously verified by Amnesty International.

          The soldiers are followed by about 10 people whom the sources consulted said are most likely members of the local vigilantes’ committee (because they carry light weapons such as clubs and machetes) from the nearby villa

        • from the nearby village.

          According to Amnesty International’s analysts, the video was likely filmed in the Mayo Tsanaga area in the Far North region of Cameroon. The vegetation is generally consistent and matches other footage from the area. Terrace cultivations, as visible in the video, are found in Mayo Tsanaga. The rocks, the mountains and the low-growing shrubs (locally known as “tchaski”) can also be found in Mayo Tsanaga. There is a military base located in Mozogo in this region.

          “The evidence we have provided forms a firm basis for strongly suggesting that the individuals committing these atrocities are members of Cameroon’s armed forces. Some individuals are clearly identifiable and cannot be allowed to get away with such a heinous act with impunity,” said Samira Daoud.

          “While t

        • While the crimes under international law, including war crimes, and human rights violations committed by Boko Haram in Cameroon are despicable, absolutely nothing can justify the crimes being committed by some members of the armed forces.”

          Amnesty International is calling for those suspected of criminal responsibility for these crimes under international law, including superiors who knew or should have known that subordinates were committing the extrajudicial executions, to be brought to justice in fair trials before ordinary civilian courts.

          Background

          Amnesty International has documented crimes under international law, some amounting to war crimes, as well as human rights violations by members of the Cameroonian security forces in their fight against the armed group Boko Haram in the

  14. Fake video that happened in Mali. Amba you are animals. God punish all of you.

    • You are very foolish. Coward. Do you know BH stands for Boko Haram? Is there Boko Haram in Mali? Heartless criminal.

  15. Any man born of a woman who can drag a woman and a child and execute them with so much joy whilst recording it should not wear the uniform of any army and carry any weapon given to him legally.
    In Black Africa we will remain 200yrs because such atrocities are defended and promoted by the state.
    The government has defended the torture of Anglophones lawyers, torture of students, burning down of villagers and villages, rape of women and girls, executions of men and boys etc
    We in West Cameroon expected the same one size fit all response of denial, lies, then blame the whiteman for trying to destabilize Cameroon.
    For those who ask why Anglophones fight this video is just a microcosm of what we experience daily without video evidence.
    Killers of women and children!
    Who is fooling who?

  16. It’s ambazonia who is dressing as Camerooonian soldiers

  17. This is just to confirm the fact that politicians have failed woefully, in forging a good
    livelihood, for humankind.
    Even when one would be thinking about the church, there would be no remedy, considering
    that many of these politicians are the same people manning posts of responsibilities in
    the churches. They have become so powerful, that everyone worships them like Gods.
    No one, can challenge them on any thing. Not even the Pope.
    We are badly screwed by these folks.
    The military that should belong to all, is now a tool, to uphold their crookedness just for the
    sake of small incentives dished out once in a while.

  18. This ambazonia fake news is now debunked.
    The video originated in Mali.
    The termites have massaged this sad event in a foreign land and attempted to fool some.
    Good luck ambafools.
    You are playing a game you are unable to comprehend

    • Another extremely obtuse idiot. Is Boko Haram operating in Mali? Debunked by who? You and Tchiroma? I suggest you educate your ignorant head to catch up with cryptographers who have confirmed the veracity of this atrocity and feed main media organs with the coordinates. Corporal Tchotcho who coordinated the execution is either a Bamileke or from Mbam and Inobou NOT Mali. He shall surely pay for this!

      • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

        Do not waste your precious time and energy on that apologist of the evil and demonic junta in Etoudi.

        Amnesty International has proven, beyond the reasonable doubt, that LRC terrorists were responsible for that heinous crime.

        Tchiroma, Badjeck and other apologists of the Junta can continue to shout that it was a video from Mali, Libya or Afghanistan.
        However, the perpetrators of this crime have been uncovered by Amnesty International.
        The case file of Dictator Biya at the ICC has already been updated by AI.

        the last chapter of Dictator Biya’s Dictatorship will be written at the ICC,

        • My brother the anger and pain is just too much. How can anyone execute mothers and babies behind their backs like that? I watched my own child and broke down for hours after watching that evil from the pit of hell. The devil had the guts to finish off the toddler whose arms were still moving. Who does things like this? Why punish any child with point blank capital execution?

    • Sic Semper Tyrannis

      @ MBAPPE LE SCUM – The type weapon(guns) used by the soldiers in this barbaric act is called Zastava M21 Assault Rifle. There`s only one country in Africa where these weapons are standard issue – Cameroun, Cameroon, LRC.

      You guys disgust me. Yuck, we Ambazonians want nothing to do with the scum of earth Bulu like you. Wata na ndiba.

  19. I honestly used to think there may have been some hope left in our country but alas we are too far gone ……..fake news ? Are you guys kidding if you are a joke in bad taste …..

  20. Here is the original video.
    facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2209946175900618&id=100006557708601&_rdr

    • @ Mannorun77

      Here is the truth. There is nothing orignal about that video of yours. The soldiers have been identified as Cameroonians

      Facebook.com/groups/scncofficial/permalink/1049015021918816/

    • Shame on you thug. Those guys are Cameroonians and have some of their colleagues in the Airforce confirm their identities. Keep on defending evil. Someday it will come home