President Biya orders probe into Ngarbuh Massacre

The governor of the Northwest Region Adolphe Lele Lafrique disclosed Thursday during a working visit to Ntumbaw village in Ndu, Donga Mantung Division of the North West region, that President Biya has ordered for thorough investigations into the killings in Ngarbuh on February 14, 2020.

According to sources familiar with the matter a Commission has already been set up to that effect. The sources add that the Commission has already begun investigations and has got eight days to come out with a report.

The unfortunate incident which left about two dozen villagers, including 15 children and a pregnant woman has been condemned by the international community.

The United Nations and the African Union has called for independent and urgent investigations.

Tuesday, Human Rights Watch said Cameroonian government forces and armed ethnic Fulani herders killed at least 21 civilians this month in Ngarbuh village.

The report said 13 children and a pregnant woman were among the victims.

Several victims were found burnt to death in their torched homes. The report says some villagers were equally beaten.

Tuesday’s report contradicts Cameroon’s Minister of Communication Rene Sadi’s statement on the massacre.

The governments spokesperson said it was an explosion of fuel tanks that destroyed several homes and caused several people’s deaths following a clash between armed militia and government security forces.


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