Despite assurances from Interior Minister Paul Atangana Nji that repentant Ambazonian fighters will be well treated, security forces are executing another agenda.
Several ex-fighters are said to be detained in unmarked locations, while many others have been killed.
Today in Bangshie, Medankwe village in Bamenda I Subdivision, two ex-fighters were manhandled by the forces, Mimi Mefo info has learnt.
A source said: « These two young men, Amando and Abamukong, were arrested on Tuesday by troops stationed to protect a government building erected by the Chinese.
« They were arrested for non possession of ID cards and tortured as usual. It so happened that one of those boys was with the restoration forces for a few months and his grand father paid for him to be freed from being a part of the restoration forces. He left, got Yaounde but after some months, he came back to visit his mom. He had openly withdrawn himself from being a fighter.
« Unfortunately, someone told the military that he used to be a fighter who left and stopped fighting.
« Instead of trying to rehabilitate him and his friend as the Cameroon Government claims, they were tortured with machetes. His grand father came to his rescue and he was also tortured. The old man cannot walk. Right now the families are not sure where those boys are.
« So, if the boys decide to lay down arms, will they be slaughtered. »
On November 30th 2018, President Paul Biya created a national committee for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former Boko Haram fighters in the far north and former separatist fighters in northwest and southwest regions.
But the committee is still to yield expected results.
Mimi Mefo Info