Since the Anglophone crisis started, many suspects arrested for supposed anti-government activities, or links with separatists have been summarily executed without trial, or even further investigations.
The most recent of some of the callous killings is the incident in Mautu on January 10 where, in an alleged hunt for separatists, some locals, including an elderly woman and her grandchild, alongside seven others were killed.
With the escalation of the Anglophone crisis, traditional rulers in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, have continually been targeted by separatist fighters for either supporting a government initiative, or refusing to side with separatists’ agenda, or voting.
Also, traditional rulers seen by the government as weighing more on the separatists’ side of the divide, have been targeted and harassed by government forces. As a result, some have fled their palaces too, for fear of further harassment or prosecution.
One of the setbacks of the Anglophone Crisis has been campaigns against the right to education, which is an established human right, as enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 17(1) of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
Cameroonian musicians have come under widespread criticism for failing to unite forces and use the power of the talent to contribute to the peace process in the restive Northwest and Southwest regions.
Some 11 men were, Wednesday, November 18, at the Southwest Governor’s Office, presented by authorities as Amba fighters who have dropped their guns.
They were presented to the media alongside guns and other weapons like locally fabricated explosives used in fighting
An explosion in Buea’s student residential neighbourhood, Molyko, beside Total fuel station, in the night of Wednesday, November 11, caused commotion, injured many persons and left several cars, within the range of the explosion, with shattered windscreens and glasses.
In a release dated November 6, the U.S diplomat said the Cameroonian diaspora in the United States can and must play a critical key role to end the violence in Cameroon.
Whether accused of a crime or not, mass arrest victims are treated the same way; under the guise of fishing out Separatist fighters. Many locals, especially those who cannot afford the bribe, or who refuse to bribe their way out, end up behind bars in police and gendarmerie stations.
Angered by the cruel manner in which children were slaughtered on the altar of education, many Cameroonians failed to ask the basic questions about what really happened at the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy Fiango- Kumba, on October 24.
The city of Kumba was near standstill on Thursday, as hundreds of mourners trooped to the Amusement Park to pay last respects to the seven caskets that were lined up at the funeral ground, images of the seven children, described as martyrs, were displayed before each coffin.