INDISCRIMINATE KILLINGS IN BAMENDA DURING THE WEEK END BY MILITARY AND GENDARMES…READ ON
At least four civilians have been killed since Friday by Cameroonian security forcesAt least four civilians have been killed since Friday by Cameroonian security forces in northwestern English-speaking Cameroon.
On the night of Saturday to Sunday, a civilian was shot dead in the city of Bamenda while he went out to have fun with friends, according to his relatives.
“We were going back home when the gendarmes arrested us and they opened fire at our vehicle because some of us were slow to get out,” said the victim’s brother.
“My brother died after being shot, there were four of us in the car, I managed to escape and the other two were arrested,” he added on condition of anonymity. The victim’s father confirmed the death of his son after recognizing his body at the morgue.
Joint by cameroondailyjournal.com, several Bamenda residents reported hearing “shots” in the night from Saturday to Sunday.
On Friday, two other people were killed by gendarmes at the exit of Bamenda on the road to the nearby town of Bafut, sources said. “The gendarmes opened fire because they did not comply” at the time of their arrest, said a security source.
“The bodies of the three people killed here in Bamenda and outside the town were dropped by the security forces at the morgue of the regional hospital.There are two other unidentified bodies that they have deposited, but we do not know where they come from, “said a hospital source.
In the area of Belo, on which depends the locality of Bingo, a young of 26 years was shot down Friday by security forces, according to testimonies concordant.
“The men in uniform arrived and broke everything in the houses, some people were fleeing, others were hiding from the ceiling,” said a resident of Belo. “A neighbor who had taken refuge on the ceiling was killed,” she said, confirming a version relayed by several residents.
Witnesses said “destroyed houses, broken windows, radios TVs and computers piled outside then” burned “.
Security forces descended into the area after death the day before two gendarmes, authorities blaming the Ambazonian forces, according to sources concordant.
The announcement on Monday of the extradition to Cameroon of 47 Ambazonian leaders has brought renewed tension and violence in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, particularly in the North-West, where three soldiers and a civilian were killed on Thursday.