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Cameroon Military Showcases Rwandan-Type Genocide In Mpundu Balong

By Eric Tataw

Paul Biya said he would give his soldiers instructions to neutralize…

It took Mpund Balong until 2016 from Colonization to Independence to ever get electricity. The population celebrated on guitar and music. No one would have ever expected a scene as sad as today’s. Elements of the Cameroon military have rounded up at least ten (10) innocent and unarmed youths and massacred them in the same way like the Hutu-led government did to members of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), made up largely of Tutsi refugees.

In 1994, in just 100 days, over 800,000 people were butchered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists. Members of the minority Tutsi community and political opponents were killed with impunity. The same scenario, maybe even worst is happening in Cameroon’s English-speaking Regions of the North West and South West.

On Friday, January 25, 2019, locals from Mpundu Balong, a farming community in Muyuka Sub-Division, Fako Division of Cameroon’s South West Region circulated on Facebook videos of the gruesome killing of some (10) youths, accusing government forces of carrying out the act. Other reports suggest the youths were former armed fighters in one of the militias in the precinct who decided to start a normal life away from the warring areas.

National Telegraph confirmed from one of the Commanders of the armed groups in the area that the ten had returned to normal life before they were rounded up and killed. A local said the ten guys were unarmed and didn’t post any threat to security. The irony in this incident is in the fact that Cameroon’s 85-year-old President Paul Biya had signed a decree creating a committee to handle those defecting from the war.

The National Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Committee (NDDRC) according to Paul Biya is meant to take appropriate measures to collect and destroy weapons. If this is the case, how come unarmed civilians are still being killed in the manner as captured in the sullen video.

The decree said the committee would facilitate the reintegration of ex-fighters particularly by organizing, training and providing them with tools and means of production and assistance for the creation of income-generating activities. Many locals have confided in National Telegraph that the victims didn’t appear harmful in any way. They’ve blamed the military for carrying out such acts of barbarism, describing the scenario as systematic and planned Genocide.

They went on that Biya’s disarmament project is a smokescreen and only intended to provide favourable avenues for the military to exterminate Anglophones. Cameroon has been engulfed in an armed conflict with a majority of residents of the two English-speaking regions demanding the Restoration of the statehood of former British Cameroon.  

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malis January 26, 2019 at 12:10 am

It is not just Cameroon, it is the UN now called SN, the UK and France, Biya is just Ape that they are using.

Bah Peter January 26, 2019 at 10:53 am

If the commission expect youths to hand weapons before their reintegration, how would the military have known if they have actually decamped. They could still have posed a threat to the government forces as well as the public.
I really love that your investigators get to the field and get first hand information. Some of these guys are hardened criminals, thiefs etc. How can people who claim to fight for our freedom rape our children, break into homes and loot, worst still, kill our fellow brothers with impunity.

Stephen Akabwai January 27, 2019 at 9:09 am

Cold blood murders by government forces in Cameroon must stop. Looks like the UN and other world leaders and governments are in support of long serving dictators like 85 year old Paul Biya to annihilate their own populations so that they rush in to fish in troubled waters. These kind of evil alliances and plans must stop!


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