233 Ambazonian children killed by the Rapid Intervention Battalion in three months
Cameroon government forces have shot and killed more than 233 Southern Cameroonian children in Boyo, Mezam, Menchum, Ndian, Kupe Muanenguba, Bui, Lebialem and Manyu in the last three months. A Roman Catholic priest in Bamenda told Cameroon Concord News on Monday that 233 Southern Cameroonian children lost their lives due to live fire from soldiers serving with the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR).
The clergy who spoke to us on condition of anonymity said a group of religious leaders will be making public a detail report of teenagers killed by Francophone soldiers. According to the man of God, majority of the children were either shot in the head, chest or belly.
Figures from the Ambazonian Interim Government show that more than 4000 Southern Cameroonians have been killed and over 165,000 internally displaced. The UN says it has registered more than twenty-thousand as refugees in the Federal Republic of Nigeria with many of those fleeing wounded by Cameroon army live bullets since the outbreak of the Anglophone crisis.
The UN and the EU are yet to make calls for the arrest of Cameroon government troops, who kill or maim Southern Cameroons children in clear violation of international law. The French government of President Macron supporting the Francophone regime in Yaoundé has reportedly blocked all diplomatic channels at the United Nations General Assembly and the African Union aimed at condemning the Biya Francophone regime for Ambazonian civilian deaths.
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed for inclusive dialogue-a move rejected by the 85 year old Francophone dictator, Paul Biya.
By Rita Akana