26, May 2019
12 Southern Cameroonians were reportedly killed and several shops and business premises destroyed by troops loyal to the Biya Francophone regime in Esu-a locality in the Menchum County on Thursday May 23rd 2019.
The Cameroon government army said its action targeted Ambazonian fighters operating in the area. However, a local trader who spoke to our undercover reporter hinted that the killings and destruction was part of a French Cameroun government policy to bring down Southern Cameroonians.
The 12 people were mostly civilians who had escaped the army onslaught in Wum and were hiding in Esu. The Francophone soldiers also fired shots at the Esu Health Centre shattering the building and health equipment.
Scores of people have fled the area into the bushes abandoning the old and the sick behind.
By Sama Ernest