Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ngarbu massacre - Paris finally reacts and wants "all the light to be shed"

The international community continues to react to the massacre allegedly in the village of Ngarbu. After the express request of the United Nations for an independent investigation, French diplomacy has also just mixed its voice with international clamor.

French diplomacy condemns the violence that led to the death of civilians. "We condemn the violence which has resulted in the deaths of a large number of inhabitants of a village in the North-West province of Cameroon, including children," said a spokesman for the Quai d'Orsey.

In addition, France says it wishes to see all the light being shed on this affair. "We hope that all the light will be shed on this tragic event and that those responsible will answer for their actions."

The violence in question took place on February 14. At least 23 civilians died in still troubled circumstances. Indeed, the Cameroonian military is singled out as the perpetrators of the massacre. What the Ministry of Defense of Cameroon has completely denied. In addition, MINDEF mentions 5 deaths resulting from an "unfortunate accident". The Cameroonian government statement maintains that the civilian casualties occurred after the explosion of several fuel containers during exchanges of fire between the security forces and secessionist rebels.

The latent crisis in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon continues to claim victims, mainly civilians. It is estimated that more than 3,000 people have died in the North West and South West. In addition, several tens of thousands of displaced people are counted.

The Cameroonian Army is often singled out for blunders. The English-speaking secessionist forces are also accused of carrying out abuses in total violation of human rights.

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