Southern Cameroons Conflict: Interim Gov’t decries unprecedented civilian casualties in Mezam and Menchum
The Ambazonia Interim Government says the French Cameroun military has killed an unprecedented number of civilians and injured dozens more since the failed Major National Dialogue. A statement from the Southern Cameroons leadership in Den Hague, Holland called the massacre in various Southern Cameroons constituencies as totally unacceptable.
In the statement released by the Vice President Dabney Yerima, the Ambazonia Interim Government said all Southern Cameroons fighters who were deceived into dropping their weapons by the French Cameroun regime have been killed by elements of the French Cameroun secret service.
This month alone has witnessed more Ambazonia casualties than in any other month on record since the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and the French Cameroun dictator, Paul Biya.
The Ambazonia Interim Government has recorded more than 4000 civilian casualties in total in the first three years of the Biya-led war in Southern Cameroons with some 61 percent of them being women and children. The Vice President Yerima statement laid the blame for the spike at the feet of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) deployed to Southern Cameroons by the 86 year old French Cameroun thug.
Civilian casualties at record-high levels clearly show the need for members of the Southern Cameroons diaspora to invest in the Amba Bonds Project that has been designed to pay much more attention to protecting the Ambazonia civilian population.
The figures also show the need for a United Nations fact finding mission and the urgent need for a permanent political settlement of the Southern Cameroons crisis as there can be no military solution to the Ambazonia conflict.
The United States and the EU have continued their advocacy work with the Biya Francophone regime in Yaounde and have previously blamed both the French Cameroun military and the Ambazonia Restoration Forces for a spike in civilian deaths in Southern Cameroons.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai