A farmer believed to be in his fourties has been attacked by elements of the Cameroon defence forces.
The incident occurred at the Mile 16 neigbourhood in Buea, South West Region MMI has learnt.
With an emotionally laden voice, the victim narrates what happened: “I was in the house waiting for someone to come collect oil I brought from the farm the previous day when I saw the door forced open. I was asked if I live here. I answered with a yes, and I was asked to show the hideouts of Ambazonian fighters. I told them I don’t know the people they are asking after and that I’m just a farmer. They accused me of knowing them but I told them I could only recognise them as soldiers because I can see from their outfits (uniforms). As I insisted I don’t know the whereabout of those they are searching for, they started beating me. One of them proposed I should be killed and the other refused. They took my machete and repeatedly cut me on different parts on my body. They broke my doors and the doors of a neighbour who had died…. »
In the shocking video, the farmer’s body was seen with several cuts and injuries on the sole of his feet and blood oozing out of wounds on his buttocks.
He equally cries that he has been left helplessly in pains by military officers.
The farmer who lives with his daughter who was absent at the time of the incident hails from Bamumbuh in the North West Region of Cameroon.
Human Rights defenders are yet to react to the incident.
Mimi Mefo Info