The European Union (E.U.) has frowned at the increase of deadly violence in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone regions which have caused the death of at least three members of the security forces and a number of civilians.
According to the organization such acts are unacceptable and must be punished. Not living out some acts of violence carried out by civilians, the EU mentioned that the same applies to any excessive use of violence against civilians.
“The perpetrators must be brought to justice in accordance with the law.”
The statement of Wednesday February 7, 2018 from the Spokesperson on the situation in western Cameroon also reiterated the need for the Cameroon government to initiate sincere and constructive dialogue’ as a means of finding a solution to the Anglophone crisis.
“Resorting to violence cannot be a means of achieving political ends. It remains crucial for the security forces to be proportionate in their use of force while carrying out their duties.”
“The European Union calls on all sides to refrain from any act that might exacerbate tensions or incite violence between Cameroonians.”
“It remains convinced that sincere and constructive dialogue, following democratic and constitutional procedures, is the only way of finding a lasting solution to the crisis, while preserving unity and peace for all Cameroonians.”
The EU has added its voice to that of other organizations and nations which have condemned but something seems to be missing in here which was present in the different statements of others. The statement did not mention the deportation of over 40 separatists from Nigeria early last month. Cameroonian authorities confirmed receiving known leader of the Anglophone separatist group, Julius Ayuk Tabe and 46 others from Nigeria.