By Eric Tataw – Monday February 25, 2019.
The Cameroon military has killed three unarmed youths from the village of the country’s most famous Human Rights crusader and Lawyer, Agbor Balla, Monday, February 25, 2019, locals have told National Telegraph.
Ebot Theophile Mboh, Ewube Kluvert Ashu and Agbor Constantine Obika were shot and killed in Bakwelle, a farming community in Eymojock Sub-division in Manyu, one of the divisions in the country’s restive South West Region. The Human Rights Lawyer is yet to make an official statement on this.
“Some three young guys have been killed by Cameroon military this morning in Agbor Balla’s village of Bakwelle, our source said adding that they were civilians taking refuge in a bush house before the military traced smoke to the place only to meet the victims sleeping before killing them”
Locals in Bakwelle are lamenting, cursing the military for perpetrating such an act that has been described as callous. The two English-speaking regions of the North West and South West have been buried in an armed conflict, National Telegraph is told. Reports say they have been buried in their respective residences.
The armed conflict is said to be deepening in the two English-speaking regions with Anglophone militias battling pro-regime soldiers as they aim to uphold a new country; Ambazonia, a source said.
Ambazonia is an outlawed country in which the majority of its residents; the English-speaking regions are seeking to restore what was formerly British Southern Cameroons. The military has been fighting to contain the insurgency.
However, the military has been accused of numerous war crimes in the process. The populations of the unruly regions have told National Telegraph the military has been targeting unarmed civilians especially males.
The military has continued uninterruptedly in contravening any warfare condition, killing youths, medics, women, and children, physically challenged persons as well as Religious and also burning down whole villages, a local from Bakwelle told National Telegraph.