Two soldiers of the Cameroon army have been declared innocent in an ongoing trial over extrajudicial killings in the Far North region.
The soldiers were arrested alongside five others in 2018 after a video of women and children summarily executed, emerged.
They have since been facing trial at the military tribunal behind closed doors.
The BBC reports that on 17 August two of the accused, Godwe Mana Didier and Manasse Djakobei Johnathan, were found not guilty.
Their lawyer, Maitre Sylvestre Mben the BBC adds, explained that they were found not guilty because they watched as others did the killings.
Authorities had tried to deny the participation of Cameroon soldiers but a BBC Africa Eye forensic analysis of the video caused government to swallow its words, leading to the arrests.
Calls for government to investigate other cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in other parts of the country have since fallen on deaf ears.
Mimi Mefo Info