Asia-based civil society activist Tata Kwawi Mbinglo, after his previous letter to the President of Cameroon has now addressed the members of parliament for two areas hardest-hit by the crisis, Ndu and Nkambe.
Tata Mbinglo has decried the continuous indifference by the people elected to represent them in parliament.
He especially in the letter is saddened by the fact that Ndu has always been historically part of such killings and gross violations of fundamental human rights as he stated “History has it how our men and women were blatantly molested and murdered during the genocide in Ndu. We as people have worked so hard to do away with these hurtful and regrettable memories though the pains still run through the veins of every eye that witnessed the incident and every ear that heard the story”.
Visibly saddened by the incident of the past, Mbinglo in his letter thinks it is too much that still having not forgotten about the incident of the past, government forces sought to add salt to injury when they attacked and massacred dozens of people in Ngarbuh, with pregnant women and children inclusive.
“Little did we know that another dark day was waiting to befall us with the horrific and lamentable experience of the Ngarbuh incident, which is still eating deep into our marrows, with the bitter truth that we have lost hold of everything, including the air we breathe,” he said.
Mbinglo advised the MPs to end their ceremonial attendances of parliamentary sessions that more than often yield no fruit and bring up the case of their suffering populations back at home, seeking for justice. Irrespective of party affiliations, the members of parliament should stand up for humanity and for justice.
Still not settled about the atrocities committed by the military in Ngarbuh, Mbinglo in his letter draws attention to the three dead bodies of youths found at the Ndu Total petrol station in Ngarum, along with two women shot dead by the same military personnel responsible for the death of the three youths, saying killings were becoming the new normal in the Anglophone regions, while the supposed people’s representatives sat and received huge allowances in the Yaounde for doing virtually nothing.
Mbinglo recalls that the silence of the parliamentarians to the prevailing massacres of their people in the North West and South West regions mean they are in conformity with what is happening.
He ends his letter with a call for an immediate action by the parliamentarians to help end the plight of their suffering populations. He asks them to stand up against the constant unjust killings of innocent civilians, and hopes the families of victims will be duly comforted.
(C) Mimi Mefo Info