Five persons have been gunned down in Mile 90, an area located between Bamenda and Bali Nyonga in Cameroon’s troubled North West region.
They were shot dead at around 9:30 pm in a bar.
Locals say they heard several gunshots after which the corpses were found in the bar, shot dead at close range.
“Some say separatist fighters were in the locality and there was a set up to kill the separatist fighters…, ” a source reveals, adding that “many people say the military was responsible”.
This, he stated, is because a separatist fighter was caught in the area and forced to call his friends so they be caught too.
“When they came to rescue the fighter that was shot, the gunshots increased and the separatist fighters ran away. They say the military then shot dead the people that were in the bar,” he explains further.
Last night’s incident followed an earlier raid in Badun, a village in Manyu Division, South West region yesterday morning that left four other civilians dead.
About 15 were arrested by soldiers and reportedly tortured and detained without access to family members or a lawyer.
Mimi Mefo Info