19, October 2018
Cameroon Concord News Group with the support of dozens of Roman Catholic clergies and Pentecostal Church leaders registered 4769 cases of serious human rights violations in Southern Cameroons as the ruling Biya regime relentlessly continues with its war against separatists and the civilian populations in the English speaking regions of the country now known as the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.
The Ambazonia Interim Government based in the USA announced recently that French Cameroun regime forces have killed approximately 4000 Southern Cameroonians including women and children throughout the past year and several hundreds have been arrested during raids on Ambazonian towns and villages.
Correspondingly, there has been an increase in the number of those killed and arrested recently despite the fact that the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church including domestic human rights organizations have condemned the killings currently going on in Southern Cameroons, and called for inclusive dialogue. Francophone soldiers and security agents stormed Southern Cameroonian homes both in Ambazonia territory and Anglophone neighborhoods in Yaounde, the nation’s capital in pursuit of imaginary separatists’ fighters.
Scores of Southern Cameroonians have suffered injuries as a result of excessive use of force by troops and gendarmerie officers loyal to the Biya Francophone regime in Yaounde. Parliamentarians of the so-called main opposition party, the SDF pretending to speak for Southern Cameroonians have instead been collecting their salaries, car allowances and parliamentary grants from the Yaounde regime.
The numbers of French Cameroun military atrocities highlighted by journalists of the Cameroon Concord News Group and the leadership of the Southern Cameroons Interim Government do not include other Biya regime crimes such as forced disappearances, torture and arbitrary sentences, which have occurred only after Southern Cameroonians exercised their rights to the freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
The Biya regime continues to tighten its grip on Southern Cameroons figures, and prosecutes Ambazonia activists and journalists such as Bibixy Mancho and Dzenyagha Thomas Awah and the Interim President of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, Sisiku Ayuk Julius Tabe. Biya is making use of law and regulations introduced to protect Cameroon against Boko Haram terrorism, in order to punish Southern Cameroons protesters through unfair proceedings and prosecutions.
By Chi Prudence Asong