Peacefulness is the name of the four months old baby whose mother was shot dead after government soldiers recently raided Small Babanki, in Mezam Division, North West region of Cameroon.
Shocking pictures and videos of him lying beside her deceased mother, on Saturday, February 29 after the killings, left no one indifferent.
The mother of Peacefulness was shot dead alongside 9 other women and children in the village.
In a statement Tuesday, Founder of the International Ayah Foundation, AIF said it “has finally got in touch with Peacefulness, the four month old suckling kid, now an orphan, after the slaughter of her mum at Small Babanki late last week”.
“Even more sadly is the fact that the late mum left behind two other kids, making a total of three (3) orphan kids, forcefully abandoned to survive on their own”.
“The AIF is currently analysing the way forward for these innocent orphans within our means, to the best of our ability. They will survive”… Ayah Ayah Abine who has been assisting IDPS and victims of the anglophone crisis said.
Government says its soldiers did not kill any civilians in their latest operation in Small Babanki despite testimonies of witnesses and evidence gathered in an independent report.
Of the over ten killed including Peacefulness’ mother, only one was a separatist fighter contrary to government’s version of the story.
Mimi Mefo Takambou