By Eric Tataw – Thursday May 30, 2019.The
Elements of the Cameroon military have burnt a 74-year-old woman alive in her residence in Owe, a locality in Fako, a restive precinct in Cameroon’s South West Region, National Telegraph has been told.
Family sources told National Telegraph the military invaded Owe at about 9 PM GMT Wednesday May 29, 2019 and fired indiscriminately in the air and on walls of houses scaring the entire population.
Our source continued that the military increased its brutality until 1 AM GMT, Thursday May 30, 2019 when soldiers moved to the residence of Nda Catherine, 74 at Owe I precisely at Mandongo Road going toward Presbyterian Church Street.
The entire residence has been torched, our source said, adding that family members only succeeded in collecting the remains of the charred body for burial late Thursday morning.
A 3-month-old baby was also intentionally shot and killed, Monday May 20, 2019 at about 11:15 am by elements of the Cameroon military, residents of Muyuka, a war-torn town in Cameroon’s restive South West Region where the incident took place told National Telegraph.
Residents shared a graphic image and video showing the mother of the baby crying and cursing the Biya Regime while the little girl was found in the pool of her own blood on a chair in their living room with a huge opening on her nape confirmed by eyewitnesses to have been caused by bullets from the military.
The Military has on many occasions been accused of extrajudicial killings in the South West and North West Regions of the country. The Cameroon Government has been accused of numerous Human Rights violations, including targeted killings and the burning down of entire villages.
According to credible reports from the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Barlerin, reputable Human Rights Lawyer Agbor Balla and Bishops of Mamfe and Kumbo, the Cameroon military has been wrapped in several war crimes.
Unrest in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions began in October 2016 as a disagreement in language but government mismanaged it, turning it into an armed conflict with a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.