By David Atangana
At least thirteen houses have been reduced to ashes and a business man killed in Bamunka, Ndop, Ngoketunja Division — the crisis hit North West Region, MMI has gathered.
Military men reportedly stormed rural Bamunka, setting houses on fire, a villager told MMI on Monday, while questioning why coverage on atrocities against the masses are underreported.
A popular business man whose brother is in the Cameroonian army was shot and killed after having his provision store burnt down, revealed our source.
The incident is reported to have occured on June 9, 2022. “Reaching out to the media has been a major challenge due to poor internet connection,” said our source.
“…….the military went to Bamunka early in the morning when people were still asleep….and started burning houses,” explained another source who opted to keep his identity a secret.
“13 houses houses were burnt. Many belonged to civilians, and some owned separatist fighters,” the source said.
Some victims of the arson, according reports were business people.
“The man who owns one of the biggest provision stores in the area had his shop burnt,” the source continued.
“This man’s brother is a military man. He was abducted and forced to march with Separatists on October 1 2021, the local said adding that , “when the military came and asked why, he categorically refused taking part in any parade.”
“…………the military went on to show a picture of him marching. He was then pulled out of his house, and the house and his shop set ablaze.”
A tailoring workshop owned by one woman was also set on fire.
“The house of the woman (tailor) was burnt on grounds that some of her trainees were wives of separatist fighters,” recounted our source.
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