The three girls including a pregnant woman and toddler who were shot in Ndop by men in military uniforms have finally been laid to rest. Ndop is situated in Ngohketunjia Division, North West Region of Cameroon.
Emmanuella, her sister and a little girl whose name we got as Abigail, were buried Wednesday, September 11, 2019 after their confiscated corpses were later returned to the family.
A source in Ndop told Mimi Mefo Info that: “One of the girls left Ndzeru Mbam in Bui Division to visit her elder sister in Bamunka (a village in Ndop Subdivision) on Sunday. The visiting girl, her pregnant sister and another child took a bike and as they passed through Ncheh Street in Ndop, the men in military attire opened fire on them, killing the three females plus the unborn child all belonging to one Mr. Richard.”
The incident occurred Sunday August 25, 2019, Mimi Mefo info gathered.
Government issued a statement accusing Ambazonian fighters. The Defence Ministry said soldiers have always acted professionally and for the interest of the population.
“In the morning of August 25, 2019, three elements of the National Gendarmerie Brigade of Ndop Subdivision in the Ngoketunja Division of the North West Region on a supply mission were attacked by terrorist secessionists, who were under cover with the knowledge of some traders,” said Cyrille Atonfack, Head of the Communication Unit at Cameroon’s Ministry of Defence.
“These secessionists aimed at the assassination of these gendarmes with objective to ignite a macabre sensation on the eve of school resumption, which happens to be a very sensitive issue in the North West and South West Regions,” Atonfack added.
He furthered that: “The Gendarmes who were attacked sought refuge in a nearby hair dressing saloon, situated at the main entrance to the market, while the bullets shot at them brutally killed two peaceful citizens and a baby. The victims are Baninla Clarisse Kife, born on June 19th 1996. She was pregnant; Baninla Emmanuel Yensezen, born on December 26th 1984; a Baby aged 6 months old, daughter of Baninla Emmanuel.”
“Informed of the situation, the Commander of the Gendarmerie Brigade for Ndop rapidly went to the scene and first of all called on the population to take note of their convenience measures and complicity with the terrorists, before transferring the corpses to the mortuary,” Atonfack clarified.
This is not the first time minors are shot with impunity in the troubled North West and South West regions of Cameroon. A similar incident took place in Muyuka. Government soldiers were accused of shooting a minor to death by the latter’s parents.
Mimi Mefo Info