By David Atangana
Amba fighters are aid to have stormed Akwaya subdivision in Manyu division, South West region on April 19, killing five youths. The deceased are said to be below the age of 30.
According to a local who told MMI that he witnessed the event, it was armed Ambazonia fighters that carried out the act.
“……….. yesterday between 8 and 9 pm, separatists fighters stormed Akwaya Town, entered a merchant shop,shot and killed five persons..” the source told MMI.
Amongst those killed was a young girl whose name MMI got as Ekah Estella.
Two of the victims are said to be children from the same family. They were identified as Okana Aldabert Okumb and Okana Titus Tamfu.
Another victim was identified as Eji Divine Oliarh while one of the corpses is yet to be identified.No reason has been advanced for the act described as barbaric by many.
“The atrocities are too much.All these children (15-30years) are very innocent.
They committed no crime”, same source lamented to MMI.
Killing of harmless civilians have multiplied since the escalation of the Anglophone Separatist war in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
Government forces have since 2017 been battling armed separatists who want to create a breakaway state.
Government forces and armed separatists have repeatedly been accused by human rights oganisations of carrying out extra-judicial killings.
Mimi Mefo Info