On Thursday, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Government forces in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions killed no fewer than 170 civilians over the past six months.
The rights organisation said: “Soldiers, special army units and gendarmes used indiscriminate force and torched hundreds of homes and public buildings in the former French colony’s English-speaking North-West Region and South-West Region between October and March.’’
HRW researchers say they interviewed 140 assault victims, family members and witnesses to support their claims.
A mother of five told researchers after hiding for three days in the bush after the attack “When I came back to the village, my house was gone, with everything inside. I am left with nothing but my clothes.”