18, November 2017
In a press release issued on November 17, 2017, the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) stated that it continues to follow with “great attention” the development of the situation in Southern Cameroons.
The UN emphasized that it is “particularly concerned by the upsurge of violence, including that targeting civilians and State agents, including the defense and security forces whose members have lost their lives in attacks in different localities of Southern Cameroons.
While expressing his condolences to the families of the victims, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA, François Louncény Fall, strongly condemns these acts of violence and demands that their perpetrators be “Clearly identified and prosecuted in accordance with the law”.
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA also reiterated the UN’s commitment to the territorial integrity and unity of Cameroon and called on the parties to resolve the Anglophone crisis by “peaceful means”. He called for calm and restraint while encouraging “the holding of an inclusive dialogue”.
By Sama Ernest with files from CIN