Killing of Cameroonian woman by alleged separatists sparks outcry

Myjoyonline | Human rights activists have condemned the killing of a young woman in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions after a video of alleged separatist rebels slitting her throat drew outrage on social media.

The conflict between separatists demanding independence from the mostly Francophone state and government forces has killed more than 3,000 people since 2017, with both sides regularly accused of committing atrocities.

In the video, a young woman is seen with her hand behind her back being accosted by several young men, who then slit her throat with a machete and dump her body in the middle of the road.

The Cameroon-based Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) said in a report that the victim was a 35-year-old mother of four. It said she was killed on Tuesday in the town of Muyuka by separatist fighters who accused her of spying for the government after she spent the weekend with a soldier.

CHRDA director Felix Agbor Nkongho told Reuters the incident spoke to a deteriorating security situation in the English-speaking Southwest and Northwest Regions.

“There is an escalation of crimes against civilians, especially women,” he said.

Ilaria Allegrozzi, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, said she was investigating the incident and called on separatist leaders and their supporters to “stop these atrocities and attacks against civilians”.

The leader of the main armed separatist faction, Julius Ayuk Tabe, could not be immediately reached for comment. Separatist leaders have in the past denied similar accusations.

Last week, a Cameroonian humanitarian worker was killed in the Northwest Region, said a statement by the U.S. embassy that called for an independent investigation.

Representatives of Cameroon’s government-held their first peace talks with Tabe and the other main leaders of the insurgency last month, but no meetings have been reported since.

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6 comments

  1. its atangy nji boy right . lol

  2. **** THE GRANDMASTER OF FAKE NEWS ****

    FAKE NEWS #1

    “The situation in the South-West and North-West Regions is stabilizing, and the Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism should thus be able to delve into the crux of the problem;” (Biya, 2018)

    FAKE NEWS #2 :

    “The security situation in the troubled English-speaking region of the country has improved since a national dialogue to end the conflict took place last year” (Biya, 2020)

    YOU BE THE JUDGE !!!

    • **** THE SO-CALLED COMMISSION ON DISARMAMENT ****

      Commissions of disarmament are created only AFTER the cessation of hostilities and NOT during active fighting.
      The truth of the matter is that Dictator Biya started his sh*thole UNWINNABLE war hoping that it would last for a week or two, the so-called BLITZKRIEG.
      Unfortunately for him, Amba boys gave him an OPEN-ENDED WAR. That evil BULU Dictator does NOT have the resources and know-how to fight an open-ended war. THAT was the reason he created his so-called commission on disarmament. He thought he could end the war with the help of his dirty trick since he started the war without an EXIT STRATEGY.
      Unfortunately for Dictator Biya, Amba boys (the GENUINE ones) REJECTED the so-called commission on disarmament since WAR IS WAR.

    • The commission on disarmament is now being used by ex-convict Atanga Nji to ” disarm” his FAKE Amba boys and his FAKE Boko Haram militants.
      Believe me or not,
      1. The momentum is UNSTOPPABLE
      2. The war is UNWINNABLE
      3. The FINAL resolution to the Anglophone Question will be gotten this time around come rain come shine
      4. At least 95% of SC remains UNGOVERNABLE
      5. Dictator Biya will be the Most Valuable Casualty (MVC) of this struggle.

      WAR IS WAR!!!!
      Dictator Biya should, therefore, fight the sh*thole UNWINNABLE war he foolishly declared on the peaceful people of SC. This iscompelling because GENUINE Amba boys will NEVER EVER, I repeat NEVER EVER surrender weapons. They are prepared to defend the land of their ancestors until the last man standing.

  3. I think it is now crystal clear that anglofools she-male are cowards and got no balls , lmao who goes against defenseless women ?! Ah ah no wonder you guys can’t rule yourselves, bunch of savages ,imagine ambashitnia, a cesspool where rapes, torture, exactions of all kind will be the order of the day, the British saw that and gave us the duty to bring you to civilization, I have never seen a people so backward, from FGM to widows rites the list is endless. There are no men in ambashitnia . Our pets and slaves

  4. Mwambo (Buea son)

    These are the consequences of dictatorship motivated criminality. The killing of that woman in wrong. Amending the constitution for lifetime presidency creates avenues like this.
    Whether you support Biya or Amba in such actions, you are not absolved of bloody scenes like this. You speak the same language from opposite ends of the spectrum.
    I hear ambitious Amba loyalists hope for a heavenly state. That’s interesting giving human disposition and how some de facto Amba surrogates already behave.
    I hear Biya loyalists try to frame him as just being interested in power but not a bloody killer like other dictators. How naïve & simpleminded? Biya is the central thesis of Cameroon’s problems.
    Ouattara just decided to follow Biya to now run for a 3rd term. Many are dead since the announcement.

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