The Cameroon Patriotic Diaspora, CPD has condemned the recent attack on the Government Bilingual High School Ekondo Titi, in the South West Region.
The attack left four students and a teacher dead, and others injured. Reacting to the attack that was carried out by suspected separatist fighters, the CPD issued a public statement saying that the “authors of these crimes should be aware that impunity is not an option and that all perpetrators and sponsors of crimes in this war, whatever their affiliation, must be brought to justice, now or later.”
The CPD also regretted that after the unimaginable incidents of Ngarbuh in February 2020, of Kumba in October 2020, of Buea in October 2021, and Bamenda a few days ago, more atrocities are still being added to the pile by the warring parties.
The CPD said, “it is unacceptable that children in pursuit of knowledge are repeatedly targeted and trapped in an absurd conflict that they neither wanted nor provoked.”
Schools, according to the CPD statement, should remain “sanctuaries that must be protected by all belligerents in the ongoing conflict.”
The CPD used the opportunity to equally give its opinion of what can be done to resolve the Anglophone crisis.
It proposed a global inquiry on all human rights violations that have happened in the Anglophone Regions, a call for an immediate ceasefire, and the need for an inclusive national dialogue involving all forces of Cameroon.