Rights group says Cameroon army killed 8 civilians

Anadolu Agency | The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) accused the Cameroon army on Monday of killing at least eight civilians in one of the country’s conflict-hit English-speaking regions, according to a statement.

CHRDA said it received reports Sunday about the killing of at least eight civilians in Maotu village in the country’s South West region. The victims killed included women and children, “who are classified under the group of vulnerable persons.”

The rights group said it “received and analyzed some videos and images from the scene, which all depict that the victims were shot dead. Sources revealed that there was a military invasion in the village that kept everyone running for safety.”

“So many people were killed, including a grandmother and her grandchild. We do not know what that old woman and the innocent child did to deserve death,” CHRDA quoted an eyewitness as saying.

“CHRDA calls on the state authorities to investigate this heinous act and let justice be served for the victims. We also call on all combatants to fully respect International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law,” it said.

The Cameroon military did not immediately respond to CHRDA’s statement.

The attack brings back to the minds of Cameroonians the Ngarbuh incident which occurred in 2020.

Last year, Cameroon acknowledged the army’s role in the killings of civilians — including children and women — in the country’s North West Region.

The incident occurred in February in Ngarbuh village, where the military was accused of killing civilians and burning homes. The government had earlier denied responsibility for the killings.

The Central African country has been marred by protests and violence since 2016, with residents in English-speaking regions contending they have been marginalized for decades by the central government and the French-speaking majority.

They are calling for independence or a return to a federal state.

Violence in the Anglophone regions in the last three years has claimed an estimated 3,000 lives and caused the displacement of more than 730,000 civilians, according to Human Rights Watch.

In June 2020, the Norwegian Refugee Council declared the conflict in Cameroon as the most neglected crisis on the planet for a second year running.

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7 comments

  1. The present NEVER AGAIN GENERATION will never transfer the Anglophone Question to future generations.
    Simply put, the Anglophone Question MUST be resolved this time around come what may.
    LRC terrorists can continue to commit war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in SC.
    That notwithstanding, the Anglophone Question MUST be resolved. There is nothing Dictator Biya or France can do to prevent the TOTAL, COMPLETE, IRREVERSIBLE, and UNCONDITIONAL resolution of that palaver.

    LRC TERRORISTS CAN NEVER EVER DEFEAT THE INVINCIBLE AMBA BOYS.

  2. Where is that Bueapickin BEEF and his Paddy “Hungry-Poverty” Assanga tif kombi?

    We will mount the biggest offensive ever against these monsters called state BIRS until they all die.

    They have just taken our reprisal up 5 notch. Wait and See! Murdering Animals.

    • Paddy Assanga = ZmZam

    • Has you movement of DEVILS ever harmed a mosquitoe?

      Well trained Amba byos: they don’t kidnap, kill no women nor children…it is Atanga Nji boys who commit such acts.

      You must be a very ugly short man…

      • @Zamzam,
        Wicked Ntongtuh bastard! When has your smelly wowo mouth ever blame the genocidaire Bulu devils? Always looking for excuse to attach the brave Amba warriors. See eh sh!tface, the stench coming out of your pigsty will be quenched. Dirty jigga foot tongtuh half Bami-Bulu bastard. Pima for ur mami.

  3. @Zam-Zam How can your military be killing their own people,all in the name of protecting what they called their ”territorial integrity”?

    • @ KONGOSA,

      me ah no dey me again witi wuna.

      Ah bin dan tok sotey spit dry for mop, craze sotey ah well back.

      Daso for hellep wuna understand simple arimetiks called geopolitics. Eske wuna lep me tok ?

      All wuna own na charge! Man salot you, you charge! Man no salot you, you so-so charge! Habaa, da which kana charging dat so nor?

      Military fit do anything now! Who di blame army again?

      Who on yi right senses fit blame army when yi dan see videos of how Amba boys di slice girls their throat dem, ana wey dem dan tie dem?

      Tell ya mov’t for hang godas abeg, all supporteurs dem bin dan tear jersey…

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