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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

here is the identity of the civilians killed in Buea

Two civilians were shot dead Monday in Buea, capital of South-West, one of the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon in the midst of a conflict between security forces and separatists.

"The military killed two people that day (Monday) in Buea," according to a first witness contacted by phone from Douala. The victims were near the road, at a place called Street Two Soppo, when soldiers shot at them.

According to him, the first victim is a taxi driver, the second a shopkeeper.

According to another inhabitant of Buea, "two young people were killed by soldiers, my brother who lives where it happened has seen the soldiers leave after killing them". Shots were also heard Monday morning in Molyko, the student district of Buea.

A view of the Monument to the Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence and Reunification in Buea, southwest Cameroon on April 27, 2018.

Photos and videos of the victims were posted on social networks on Monday. It shows the Buea district in question and the two bodies of the victims on the ground, one in the middle of the road, the other on a side-aisle.

A presidential election is scheduled in Cameroon on 7 October. Nine candidates, including incumbent President Paul Biya, are in the running.

As the poll approaches, security in the English-speaking regions is deteriorating.The separatists promised that the presidential would not stick to it. Yaoundé ensures that it will take place.

Religious leaders denounce the arbitrary and indiscriminate killings of Cameroonian

Elections Cameroon (Elecam), the organ responsible for organizing the election, announced that in these regions several polling stations would be relocated because of security.

According to the International Crisis Group (ICG) analysis center, 170 members of the security forces and "at least 400 civilians" were killed in the conflict. No reliable balance sheet on the separatist side is available.