22, July 2019
Troops loyal to the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime have reportedly been destroying villages in both Menchum and Manyu Counties in Southern Cameroons despite claims by the Swiss government that it was seeking ways to end the Ambazonia conflict.
There has not been any strong international condemnation and protests from the AU, EU including the UN. Elements of the French Cameroun Rapid Intervention Battalion, BIR deployed in Wum in Menchum and Akwaya in Manyu recently stormed villages in the outskirts of the chief towns and set several houses on fire. These constituencies have been declared a military zone and news reporters have also been banned from entering the areas.
In Agborkem German and Dadi in Akwaya sub constituency including Weh in Menchum, French Cameroun soldiers have been forcing Southern Cameroons civilians to leave their villages and the army soldiers are using explosives in destroying buildings.
A Roman Catholic priest, who confirmed the news to us late last night but sued for anonymity, criticized the French Cameroun army actions as a war crime.
Cameroon Concord News Group understands that the Southern Cameroons Interim Government will be drawing the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into the genocide presently going on in Southern Cameroons.
A senior adviser to the Ambazonia Vice President Dabney Yerima explained that the so-called Swiss mediation talks were simply providing cover and protection to the occupier’s crimes and violations. “Biya regime’s continuation of this policy undermines prospect for a lasting peace between French and Southern Cameroons” he added.
By Sama Ernest