By Eric Tataw – Friday February 15, 2019.
The Cameroon military has attacked another health care facility after one other was set ablaze in Kumba, a restive town in Cameroon’s South West Region, locals have told National Telegraph.
Eyewitnesses confirmed soldiers loyal to Paul Biya, 86, Cameroon’s President since 1982 attacked a Baptist Health Center in Bangolan, a restive town in Ngoketunjia, a division in Cameroon’s beleaguered North West Region.
According to eyewitnesses, soldiers stormed the hospital at about 10 PM, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, fired several shots, destroying some valuables, causing great trauma to patients and health care personnel.
“It’s terrible, government soldiers came into the Staff Quarter of the Hospital and shot many times. Thank God the Health Care workers were protected only by God” a message from a victim reads.
The soldiers are said to have shot indiscriminately at the Hospital, destroying the walls, windows and other valuables including a computer that processes and stores medical data.
National Telegraph was told they were targeting Pro-Independence fighters for execution. They attacked the Hospital on grounds that it’s treating wounded Amba Boys, a source said.
The military has constantly attacked health care facilities, including ambulances transporting patients in the
The Cameroon military was just recently accused of torching the Kumba District Hospital an infirmary in Kumba, a war-torn town in Cameroon’s restive South West Region, in which four persons were burnt alive including vehicles.
According to sources, a group of soldiers stormed the Hospital at about 1 AM Monday, February 11, 2019, and torched most structures within the Hospital. National Telegraph gathered that the Theatre, Female Surgical, Nurses’ Quarters and other areas within the Hospital have been burnt down.
Cameroon’s Communication Minister, René Emmanuel Sadi has denied the allegation, blaming it on Pro-Independence fighters. However, the Interim Government (IG), an outlawed government piloting a Revolution for the Restoration of the statehood of
Others have noted that the military had burnt down another hospital in Konye, a not-too-far restive town from Kumba. Some patients were also burnt alive in the Konye incident, they told National Telegraph.
This isn’t the first time the military is burning down medical installations, Fidelis Ambe, a native from Bafut, a town in North West Cameroon said on a Live Facebook Show, adding that the military just recently burnt down the hospital in his homeland of Bafut.
There have been reports of soldiers shooting and killing even medical personnel. The military has committed grievous Human Rights abuses on a Health Workers, locals have told National Telegraph. Just recently, a nurse was intercepted by elements of the Cameroon Military, identified as a
A Nigerian Medical Doctor, Samuel Njimogu, a Dentist resident in same Kumba, was shot and killed by elements of the Cameroon military. Dr. Njimogu was brutally murdered, Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Ediki, a warring town close to Kumba still in the country’s South West, family sources told National Telegraph.
The military has continued uninterruptedly in contravening any warfare condition, killing medics, women, and children, physically challenged persons as well as Religious. The military has killed many healthcare workers including priests and missionaries from America, Ghana,