Saturday, March 21, 2020

Atrocities: Secessionists reportedly executed 03 civilians in Jakiri

Armed separatist fighters loyal to the movement to restore the independence of Ambazonia are in the eye of the storm after killing Ngum Idrissou and his wife Ngum Assena during a public extrajudicial execution Friday, March 20, 2020 in the village of Vekovi places in Jakiri.

According to some sources, the couple was summarily killed for allegedly having links with the ruling CPDM party. 

The armed secessionists also executed one of theirs, suspected of having provided information on their location to the police. 

The incident took place in Bui's division a few days after the deaths of five Ambazonian fighters on March 11, during internal clashes. 

A separatist nicknamed Capo Daniel confirmed Vekovi's extrajudicial executions during the day, but said it was the work of the impostors in their ranks. "We strongly condemn the public execution of two civilians, Mr. Ngum Idrissou, his wife Ngum Assena and a soldier of the Bui warriors. These actions do not represent or reflect the conduct of the Ambazonian forces, ”said the member of the Ambazonian Defense Forces commanded by Lucas Ayaba Cho.

Prince Michael Ngwese Ekosso, National President of the United Socialist Democratic Party (USDP), said that the public executions in Vekovi "do not reflect the ambitions of Anglophones / Southern Cameroonians whose honest desire is to live in a bilingual and multicultural nation , in which they can be free to say or write what they think without hearing a sudden knock on their door. " 

The leader of the USPD warns that" such a poorly designed policy to win the fight by inflicting unbearable pain and committing heinous crimes against our people must stop! " 

“We are compiling a systematic report of all the atrocities committed in the current war and the various crimes against humanity. At the end of the day, we will submit our reports to the relevant national and international community for appropriate action, "said Ekosso, urging the gunmen to stop hostilities and start a dialogue. 

Human Rights Watch has accused armed combatants of committing unspeakable atrocities in the struggle for independence, including using education as a weapon for political gain.