Cameroon massacre: 14 children among 22 dead

  • A pregnant woman was also believed to be among the slain in the village of Ntumbo
  • Separatists in the region have been fighting the central government for three years

South China Morning Post | A massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN said, with an opposition party blaming the killings on the army.

Armed men carried out the bloodshed on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest region, James Nunan, a local official of humanitarian coordination agency OCHA, told AFP on Sunday.

“Up to 22 civilians were killed, including a pregnant woman and several children,” Nunan said, adding that 14 children under age 18 — including nine under age five — were among the dead.

Eleven of the children were girls, said Nunan, head of OCHA’s office for the Northwest and Southwest regions, which are home to the West African country’s large English-speaking minority.

Separatists in the regions have been fighting the central government for three years.

The Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon, one of the country’s two main opposition parties, issued a statement saying: “The dictatorial regime (and) the supreme head of the security and defence forces are chiefly responsible for these crimes.” A key figure in the separatist movement, lawyer Agbor Mballa, in a Facebook post also accused “state defence forces” of carrying out the killings.

The three-year conflict between anglophone forces seeking to break away from French-speaking Cameroon has claimed more than 3,000 lives and forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes.

Friday’s killings followed elections on February 9 that were marred by violence in the regions blamed both on separatists and security forces.

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53 comments

  1. For how long is this madness going to continue?

    Do we really deserve this?

    Sons and daughter of the same country, taking cover in the comfort of their luxury homes in USA, SA, EU, Etoudi…, and inflicting some great havoc to their own people, just to massage their egos.

    Wish such monsters had some grey matter in their brains.

    And some would come here talking about Kamto…

    • Your hypocrisy knows no boundaries. You know who did this. Instead of pointing your accusing finger at the right people, you come here and talk in generalities. God is watching you all enablers of this wicked occupationist regime.
      Shame on you all.

      • Kedioh,

        have you finished eating Ma Ayafofor’s head in turning coco?

        Hope you and l’enemi.e have finished digging your graves in Maryland.

        Once this mess is over, PATRIOTS are coming after you, to smoke you out of your trenches called homes in Maryland.

        DEVILS…

    • ZamZam, you are a disgrace. A weak complaining man always running away from the crux of the matter to blame the diaspora. Did the diaspora come over night and kill 14 children and pregnant women in this gruesome manner? You blame the diaspora and exonerate your genocidal army as if those on the ground have no brains of their own to think. Do you know how a spontaneous cause generate levels of effects? This is exactly how arm fighters are created. You cannot wipe out the entire family of defenseless people and expect them to do nothing. You are a very wicked lying enabler and I had promised you before your end will be violently brutal. That promise still stands.

      • Listen to this short man!

        Let’s assume the military did it, how different is your movement from the military? Or better still how different are you from Etoudi thugs?

        You are all a horde of unpatriotic DEVILS, who will not fall short of setting a hospital in flames, just to make a crazy point.

        I toid you this b4, I will never side mad people, be it your movement or Etoudi.

        Look at what you are inflicting on your own people—bunch of sh##hole pple.

        Males in other continents are all planning how they will change the world order in their favour, not the African Male—we are here concocting how we are going to auto-flaggelate ourselves with reverence.

        What a bunch of idieeets we all are…

  2. It is in the nature of liars to leave facts here on the Earth’s atmosphere and go searching for them in the stratosphere.

    Whichever town or village has suffered such barbarity – Kolofata, Ekona, Muyuka, Babubock, Pinyin and more – one common denominator is the appearance of Cameroon’s military!

    The dead and survivors may be tongue tight but Mr. Paul Biya is not.

    The BBC has gone into overdrive to report this last incident after a long time of slumber. What has changed? Why would the present senseless murder be more newsworthy than the murder of 4-month-old Martha Ambe in Muyuka, elderly citizen Appih, Sam Sawyer, Polycarpe Bah, Florence Ayafor and hundreds or thousands more???

  3. Besides being an obedient slave to the whiteman the other important trait of the equatorial African is savagery towards the black woman and child.
    Use the tribal republican army to kill innocent children and women as a means of collective punishment.
    The same equatorial African unable to construct a bridge over a stream is proud to buy ammunition from the whiteman to slaughter defenseless women and children to protect Francophonization in the equatorial forest.
    Still no roads, no schools, no electricity, no portable water, no hospital etc
    The genocide of minority black “Anglophones” in predominantly black Francophone Cameroon by a Franco-Francophone government.
    30,000 killed
    400 villages burnt
    1million displaced
    200,000 refugees in Nigeria
    When the IQ is very Low!
    Sad!

  4. The death toll has risen to 35 (thirty-five). Thank God a lady, who witnessed the massacre, survived.
    She has told the UN that LRC terrorists were responsible for the massacre.
    Simply put, the GOC cannot tell the world that Malian soldiers or the “secessionists” were responsible for the war crimes. The ICC has already been informed of the war crimes perpetrated by LRC terrorists.
    The war remains UNWINNABLE, the momentum remains UNSTOPPABLE, Dictator Biya*s so-called Special Slave Status (SSS ) was DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

  5. GOD BLESS the Southern Cameroons, AMBAZONIA.

    Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun ont incendié des maisons et des magasins en AMBAZONIE. Nous avons la liste de ce qu’ils font en plus de leurs actes barbares.

    Ils pillent, ils brûlent, ils tuent, ils mangent des chiens, volent du bétail
    Pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.Ils infiltrent pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils volent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources way dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery.

    • You guys are very lucky that Etoudi feels just as guilty as you in this your mutual madness.

      Were it not the case, I still can’t fathom why they can’t compile files with video evidences, just like MKPD, of your genocide, figure out where you are all working in BUSH, and present those files to your colleagues, just so they have a clue on the hypocrites and devils in their acquaintance. Even present those files to the schools your kids are attending, so other children might not be contaminated with the lies that your kids have been stuffed with.

      LRC this, LRC that…let’s assume your movement is right. How do we move forward? Chop off more heads and limps?…

      Intellectual dwarfs…

      • These killings were coordinated with the guidance of BLACKLEGS like you.

        Shame to slave addicts like you ad the likes. Shame to genocidal addicts like you and your friends.

        You go UP, you com down, AMBAZONIA go be FREE.

        • This is the more reason why the whole of humanity has turn it’s back on your movement.

          You aren’t prepared to listen to any person, let alone accept to be schooled on how this world turns around. You only swear by violence.

          You this Agwanga generation of Anglos are the reincarnation of the devil. You have consciously sacrificed Anglos, just to settle ur vendetta with a system that is no more different than you.

          Go and fool Francos, who know less abt SC and LRC history. Tell them that you were duped in Foumban, as if Anglo representatives there were novices in politics.

          Go and tell that to birds, pls.

          We are ALL responsible for our collective FIASCO, the earlier you fry that your victim card the better your oblongata shall recover…

        • If you think the whole world has turned it’s back, then, why are you faking elections, killing and forcing people to dwell into a union they don’t want ? If you are here attempting some defensive, it’s a clear scene that you are telling lies to yourself. The more you kill, the more you alienate and force the world unconsciously to take a deeper look into the problem. Every single Ambazonian is playing a vital role for the struggle.

          LIBERTY is not a TOKEN. It’s a continuous fight until the FREEDOM of the people of the Southern Cameroons, AMBAZONIA.

          YOU are responsible for the FIASCO. Not WE.

          Ambazonia is getting widely known in the world and you are panicking. Just in time to grab the FREEDOM.

        • You have wholly failed in your quest to fool Anglos back home to consider their compatriots, who are heaving the same fate under a dictatorship that has transformed CMR into a laughing stock, as their number 1 enemy.

          You talk about fighting for liberty as if you were fighting against aliens. When are you ever going to grasp that your enemy is the system, composed of both Anglos and Francos?

          Copy and paste on all platforms can never help.

          What can help is for all CMRs to face the mirror and see if this madness is meant for the benefit of the PEOPLE…

      • Zam-Zam the BLACKLEG,

        Why are you wasting your time behind Ambazonians, that you deem have failed in their quest for FREEDOM ? Why are you hooking behind failed people ? Every single word wee, the Ambazonians jot down, makes you go mad, why ? Go your way and leave us alone in our daily fight. Go and eat your bread and sardine and let AMBAZONIA ALONE, ka pige ?

        LIBERTY is not a TOKEN. It’s a continuous fight until the FREEDOM of the people of the Southern Cameroons, AMBAZONIA.

        LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our resources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our resources way dem thiefam. La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery.

  6. Isn`t it time yet, for all francophones, to be either sent back packing or killed
    on our land? What kind of mentality, did the Bible put in us?

    • @Joshua,

      People killed have got themselves to blame. They did not obey simple orders to hand in Amba boys…is this logic not CRAZY?…

      • @Zamzam so those children have got themselves to blame. Keep showing your true color, we all knew it was a matter of time.

        • The addressed knows just too well what I am talking abt…better spend your time and energy on advising Amba boys to behead women and children.

          Were I in power, I’ll officially recognise your Facebook republic, so you remain virtual forever.

          You no longer deserve to be in this physical world.

          Shekau must be very astonished— to discover that there are chaps out the who are crazier than him…

  7. Minister of defense Beto Asomou just told a big lie today that only five people died and they died in an accidental fire.This is a fat lie..The army has always committed similar massacres and gone free but this time it backfired.The army killed the women and children and later set them on fire.

    • The Minister left unsaid the fact that the military suddenly substituted for bereaved relatives in burying the victims inside one mass grave, contrary to native laws and customs.

  8. The US man for African Affairs at the White House `Tibor Nagy` after visiting LRC, called such
    an act `Camaraderie`. He must be thinking, what else to say after this.

    • In this his thinking, he saw our `Cameroonianess`.If the whiteman does not kill
      with the gun, he uses words. Good deeds, Tibor Nagy.

  9. Beti Assomo is an unrepentant liar.The army has killed thousands of Anglophones since 2017 and they continue to kill, burn and rape because they know that nobody can hold them responsible.Ngalla Gerald.CPDM big boss of Donga Mantung Division had boasted that his Division is safe because of the heavy presence of the Cameroun army and his armed gangs.So he Ngalla Gerald and the Cameroun army are surely the ones who have carried out this massacre.There is no way they can run away from their crimes.Killing our people and burning them is the trade mark of the Cameroun army.

    • Yes Ben, this Ngala Gerald man was boasting on Equinoxe TV the other day. His escape
      from his place to Douala, was a ploy to cover up his diabolic plans. And it has happened.
      The bad thing about it all, is that the people of Ntumbo, will still see him as a hero. He
      fooled them to come out and cut grass for effective school reopening. They congratulated
      him as an illustrous son and gave him votes during the elections. Now, they have their pay
      back. This is their hero.

  10. Very sad situation….the consequences of war.

  11. @Zam-Zam U this bamileke ungrateful thief will not stop being consistently inconsistent.U are the people u seem to buy to the iparadox of killing citizens inorder to defend a nation u called one and indivisible.U are blaming the population for not handing Amba boys to the military in an effort to justify the killing of women and innocent children in Ngambuh,right?keep it up……

  12. MANY FRANCOPHONES SUPPORT THE GENOCIDE AGAINST ANGLOPHONES.
    Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun ont incendié des maisons et des magasins en AMBAZONIE. Nous avons la liste de ce qu’ils font en plus de leurs actes barbares.

    Ils pillent, ils brûlent, ils tuent, ils mangent des chiens, volent du bétail
    Pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.Ils infiltrent pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils volent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources way dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery.

  13. To win this war and make a balance in terms of death rate and property damage,
    Ambazonian leadership, should get into agreement with Boko Haram. This is the
    game changer, not bilingualism / special status. It makes good sense.

  14. To you innocent little ones who did not ask to be born, yet paid the ultimate price of the Negreos madness, I’m so sorry.
    Sorry to be born in this place on earth that was once a paradise, but get transformed to hell by your big uncles..
    Sorry for the fact that no one listnened to you my angels…
    Sorry for the fact that no one seems to listen…the big ones are still fighting among themselves..
    Sorry for the fact that we couldn’t protect you as we were supposed to do..
    Sorry for the fact that we, your big brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, are so stupid…we don’t even deserve you…we never did..
    It is hard to say, but those devils that did that to you though they were hurting you, but they were just hurting themselves…
    This world didn’t deserve you..Haven does.
    Rest in peace.

  15. Southern Cameroonians would never forgive the Buhari government for the authorization he gave to the BIYA regime to commit genocide in Southern Cameroons. This is a pay back for what Ahidjo did during the Nigerian Biafra war. He stopped food and weapons from getting to the igbos land. His hausa man Gawon was president of Nigeria then. We know because Gawon has not condemned what is happening in SC. No ex Hausa leader in Nigeria has condemned the killings in Southern Cameroon-why why?

    • Buhari has got his own sh## to handle.

      Don’t forget, without CMR Boko would have been ruling NGR.

      So lef NGR out of wa madness…the solution for dis mess na between we.

      All man get for cam down from yi high horse then behave liké man pickin…

      • With which army ? The one that kills innocent civilians or the one that is afraid of dane guns ?

        On ne compare pas l’incomparble. ripoublique army na zero. em di show muscle with civlians. Boko di kill everyday and wuna army di hide ?

        • Forget it, even without the help of CMR in dealing with Boko, NGR can never back Amba. NGR knows ur movement’s limitations, just too well. Besides, they too have got the own wahala. Instead, it is at the best interest of NGR to help scatter your movement.

          You should have known that b4 embarking on a mad man’s journey…

      • BlackLegs are doomed and lost SOULS.

        You are a lost soul.

  16. Que la guerre continue. Pas de Quartier. Tant que certains parents encadrent les terroristes aka ambazozos autour de leurs enfants, ce n’est que le debut. Vous avez appele l’armee alors arretez de pleurer les consequences. C’est ce genre de prix qu’on est pret a payer quand on veut la guerre. Stop complaining & fight. You said you are ready to fight till the last ambazonia, you are being satisfied. MKPD shows pictures of your children with guns & you think we should wait for them to grow. Idiots

    • A suivre ton raisonement, des enfants doivent etre massacrés parceque des insensés leur ont obligé de les prendre en photos portant des armes?
      Nous parlons ici des gosses de moins de 10 ans, certains moins de 5 ans? Des bébés meme…
      Vous etes sérieux? Ces images sont insupportables.
      Aucun Camerounais normal ne peut se sentir touché par ces atrocités.
      Je sais qu’á ce niveau de barbarie où nous en sommes aujourd’hui, la vie humaine ne vaut plus rien au Cmr, mais de grâce, aillons des limites pour sauver le peu d’humanitè qui reste encore.
      Arretez le massacre, et trouvons des solutions!
      N’attendons pas l’homme blanc au nomn de l’ONU pour nous sortir de notre propre merde.

  17. Frogs are lazy, ignorant, awkward criminals and crooks.

    Les pays francophones sont les derniers de la planète. Ce sont des fainéants du CFA.

    May force and wisdom always guide the people of Southern Cameroons, AMBAZONIA. Freedom is a human right. Together we stand to win, separated, we may easily lose. We shall prevail against all odds. AMBAZONIA shall be free amidst all thorns.

    FREE SISIKU
    FREE our leaders

    • The blood of those innocent children will hunt you guys for generations….
      You are writing this nonsense probably sitting comfortably in some white mans land, sending children to face bullets …

      • English = Southern Cameroons (AMBAZONIA)
        French = La republique francophone du Cameroun

        Les gens sont venus vers vous, ils vous ont tendu la main et qu’avez-vous fait? Non seulement vous les mordez et poignardez dans le dos, vous les insultez, les torturez, les massacrez et vous osez prétendre qu’il y ‘aurait pire là bas ? Que peuvent-ils voir de pire avec plus de 20.000 morts, des ressources pillées, des villages rasés, des maisons détruites ? Pour vous, ce sont des rats, des cafards, des Bamenda, des (NOSO = maladie, illness), ce sont des ambafools, ce sonts des ambazombies etc… However, la liberté est un droit humain et nous allons etre libre de mettre en expression nos talents, nos conceptions et notre créativité sans avoir à subir votre esclavagisme francophone.

        SHAME to you frogs.

      • Bikutsi from BIYAMEROUN,

        I Live in AMBAZONIA. I’m fighting for a JUST CAUSE.

        Frogs are lazy, ignorant, awkward criminals and crooks.
        Les pays francophones sont les derniers de la planète. Ce sont des fainéants du CFA.

        May force and wisdom always guide the people of Southern Cameroons, AMBAZONIA. Freedom is a human right. Together we stand to win, separated, we may easily lose. We shall prevail against all odds. AMBAZONIA shall be free amidst all thorns.

        FREE SISIKU
        FREE our leaders

  18. If we all die, the dust of our homeland will rise and reject larepublique.
    We are free – dead or alive.
    May they, faithful departed rest in peace.

    • “If we all die….bla bla bla….” Are you going to die sitting in your living room In Amerikkka and writing nonsense all over the internet or are you going to lead by example? I mean by bying a ticket and face bullets in ground Zero?
      Children are getting murdered because of you and your gang of lunatics in the diaspora.
      Are you not ashamed?

      • Children are dying because your Bulu brothers are pulling the trigger. Stop talking nonsense smelly lass whore. The sun is about to set on you genocidaires for the last time. You hear me? Mark my words. This is exactly how my own family was taken away untimely by the same criminals you have been defending for the 4th year now. You think you know our pain? You don’t you this animal. All of you uncivilized genocidaires.

  19. @ ZZ
    J’apprecie bcoup ton coté patriotique et ta facon mature d’analyser la situation.
    Néanmoins, tu vois maintenant pourquoi je traite ton hero Kamto de traitre?
    Depuis que ce massacre fait la une des journaux et le tour des réseaux sociaux, le type ne s’est pas prononcé.
    On bat le fer quand il est chaud.
    Kamto se dit un leader, un “président ” rassembleur etc… pourquoi reste t-il muet?
    C’est maintenant qu’il devait prendre les devants et condemner ces atrocités..
    C’est maintenant qu’il devait saisir la soit disant communauté internationale pour mettre le Cameroun sur la carte du monde…
    Il a fini de se balader en occident et reste muet maintenant sans aucun plan d’action. Rien!
    Un traite.
    Il dit aimer tous les Camerounais!
    N’importe quoi.
    Tu me donneras raison un jour.

    • @Bikut,
      Si on n’avait pas un système bourré de compatriotes ki ont ts perdus le Nord, ce qu’aucun pays en Afrique ne voit notre carreau, mm pas les arabes…quand j’étais au collège on avait des profs égyptiens qui venaient pointer aux CMR, mm les clochards prof français.

      Quand je pense à ts ça, je suis à 100% convaincue qu’on va revenir à la raison et sauver le CMR.

      Suis pas fan de Kamto dans le sens du terme…ce sont ses positions patriotiques ki me plaisent.

      Je m’en fou de ki gouvernera le CMR après Etoudi, si c’est un patriote, je vais mouiller le maillot pour lui.

      Laisses les tribaliste faire leurs folies, Bikut…ils seront vaincus avec la parole et les mots. Il ne peuvent pas nous résister, jamais. On va couper leurs sommeils avec les pensées patriotiques…

  20. @ Amba lander. Come & free your Sicksiku. You are not telling us what to do. If you are not strong enough say Please.
    @ Bikutsi. Have you (you & co) condemned those adults training children? No. You just kept quiet so bear the consequences. Pour moi c’est la guerre & si on faisait l’engagement volontaire Comme chez ces terroristes je serais au front pas pour Biya mais pour le Kamerun. Tu as l’air d’oublier qu’il ya cinq camps: les francophones, les Anglophones, les Biyaistes / Kamtomistes les ambazozos (terroristes ou demons) & les Kamerunais (moi). Wait & see.

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