Saturday, February 29, 2020

Paul Biya: Back to the wall, requires a full report in 8 days (Ngarbuh)

Cameroonian President Paul Biya on Thursday ordered the establishment of a commission of inquiry to shed light on the mid-February incident in the village of Ngarbuh, which killed several civilians, national television reported on Friday. CRTV.

The commission has eight days to present its conclusions on the incident that took place on February 14 in Ngarbuh, in the English-speaking region of the North West, plunged into a security crisis linked to separatism since 2017. 

So far, the results and the origin of the incident remain in the shadows, and the allegations of the various parties contradict each other. 

Some opponents and separatists have accused the Cameroonian army of killing more than 20 civilians, most of them children. The military denied the allegations, while mentioning an accidental explosion that killed a woman and four children in combat with armed separatists.

According to NGOs, inter-ethnic violence also played a role in the drama. 

According to the UN, more than 700,000 refugees and internally displaced persons have been registered since the separatists began to confront government forces in 2017 to establish an independent state they call "Ambazonia" in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.