Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Military raids carried out in the North-West: the real reasons finally known

The governor of the North-West region, Lele Lafrique Tchoff Deben Deben Adolphe, revealed the reasons for the intensification of military raids in his locality in recent days.

In a statement issued on April 11, Adolphe Lele Lafrique explained that this decision of the army units is the result of the refusal of some secessionist fighters to ignore the call for disarmament launched against them by the head of the State Paul Biya November 6, 2018.

"The public is, however, aware that since the implementation of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Program by the Head of State, His Excellency President Paul Biya, and the many callus made to secessionist fighters for disarmament have been heard by some but have been ignored by several secessionist groups that continue to attack security forces and commit abuses against innocent civilians. As a result, the Security and Defense Forces have decided to intensify targeted military operations on well-identified and local secessionist hiding places, "wrote Adolphe Lele Lafrique.

These comments follow the recent report of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) human rights organization accusing Cameroonian soldiers of killing and mutilating five civilians in the village of Meluf in Kumbo.

Charges rebutted by the North West Governor who claims there was no military raid on Meluf at the date reported by Human Rights Watch in his report.

Source: camerounweb.com