BRITISH S.CAMEROONS GENOCIDE: GOVERNOR’S DUMPED CORPSES IN RIVER RETRIEVED AND BURIED BY TERRIFIED VILLAGERS

After four days, the corpses of the innocent British Southern Cameroonians killed and dumped in a river in Bafut, finally came afloat and were buried by the river banks. The faces were all shattered by the bullets, an eye witness narrates. Thanks to fallen debris into the river and the lack of abundant rain that the corpses were finally seen, not far from the bridge where the French Cameroun appointed governor – Lele Afrique, had ordered the civilians to be shot and dumped in the river on August 4, 2020 around 3:00 Am.

Remains of Innoocent Civilians Shot and Dumped in a River in British Cameroon, by French Cameroun Military

details of what happened on 4 august, 2020

The population of the small village of Mforya in Bafut got up to discover the blood of the victims at a river in the village. A military informant who is willing to testify to the world, says the three victims had been kidnapped by the French Cameroun military in Bambalang, Banso and Akum (60 KMs, 120kms and 50 kms) away from where they were executed. For the past one month, they have been undergoing torture at the Bafut Airport. Breaking 4 August, 2020, the French Cameroun-appointed colonial governor of the Northern part of the territory visaed their elimination. According to the source, the three victims and others were blindfolded and taken to the river, where they were ordered in French to say their last prayers. They were then shot and dumped into the river, in conninvance with the French Cameroun genocidal commander in Bambui. The said Commander is responsible for several massacres in the village including killing the mother of a 4-month-old in Babanki Tungo, and allowing the baby to spend the night on the mother’s blood. (Click here for details). The village is in panic, as the bridge over the said river and its railings were soaked with the victims’ blood.

Governor’s Genocide Earlier Reported

Killingand disposing corpses in rivers in this genocide has been a regular practice of Mr. Lele Africa who has killed more than 12000 innocent civilians in the ongoing genocide. He continues to kill and burn with impunity as the world watches in silence. Below is a video of Mr. Lele Afrique’s Atrocity Crimes in British Cameroon

Corpse Retrieved from a river in Boyo County of the territory Killed by Mr. Lele Afrique in 2018.
French Cameroun-appointed Governor Lele Afrique

For details of some of the Atrocity Crimes of Governor Lele Afrique, Click here

BRITISH S.CAMEROONS GENOCIDE 4 AUG, 2020: GOVERNOR ORDERS 3 TO BE BLINDFOLDED, SHOT AND DUMPED INTO A RIVER IN BAFUT.

It is in the heart of the rainy season in British Southern Cameroons and the Colonial genocidal government of French Cameroun’s options of disappearance of civilians without any trace are increased. The population of the small village of Mforya in Bafut got up to discover the blood of the victims at a river in the village. A military informant who is willing to testify to the world, says the three victims had been kidnapped by the French Cameroun military in Bambalang, Banso and Akum (60 KMs, 120kms and 50 kms) away from where they were executed. For the past one month, they have been undergoing torture at the Bafut Airport. Breaking 4 August, 2020, the French Cameroun-appointed colonial governor of the Northern part of the territory visaed their elimination. According to the source, the three victims and others were blindfolded and taken to the river, where they were ordered in French to say their last prayers. They were then shot and dumped into the river, in conninvance with the French Cameroun genocidal commander in Bambui. The said Commander is responsible for several massacres in the village including killing the mother of a 4-month-old in Babanki Tungo, and allowing the baby to spend the night on the mother’s blood. (Click here for details). The village is in panic, as the bridge over the said river and its railings were soaked with the victims’ blood.

Governor’s Genocide Earlier Reported

Killingand disposing corpses in rivers in this genocide has been a regular practice of Mr. Lele Africa who has killed more than 12000 innocent civilians in the ongoing genocide. He continues to kill and burn with impunity as the world watches in silence. Below is a video of Mr. Lele Afrique’s Atrocity Crimes in British Cameroon

Corpse Retrieved from a river in Boyo County of the territory Killed by Mr. Lele Afrique in 2018.
French Cameroun-appointed Governor Lele Afrique

For details of some of the Atrocity Crimes of Governor Lele Afrique, Click here

BRITISH S.CAMEROONS GENOCIDE: AUGUST 2020, BEGINS WITH MORE BRITISH CAMEROONIAN BLOOD WASTED BY fRENCH CAMEROUN BULUBETI MILITIAS. DETAILS…

In Mbalangi in the Southern Zone of the territory, it was pain and anguish on 1 August, 2020. Family members could be heard wailing and calling the name of their brother slain by the French Cameroun military. “Aboyoyo” was his name. He was one of more than 4 pulled out of their homes and executed by the French Cameroun Bulubeti soldiers of mummified Paul Biya. The killings are rampant and no explanation is given, Aboyoyo and his friends joined the list of more than 21,000 British Southern Cameroonians killed since the peaceful demonstrations began in 2016. In Bawock in the Northern Zone of the territory, on August 1, 2020, it was more blood flowing down the drain as an innocent man in the Nyamchep Quarter was executed by the military in his own home. The world continues to watch and offer lip service in a conflict described by Dr. Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch as a full genocide. Dr. Stanton is the world’s most renowned expert on genocide. He remains the only employee of the Clinton Administration who stated emphatically that, what was happening in Rwanda in 1994 was a genocide. (More on Dr. Stanton below).

some pictures and videos of the more than 6 killed in august alone.

MORE ON DR. GREGORY STANTON

He boldly dissented with the State Department in 1994, to call it Genocide in Rwanda, and he was right. He is the finest global expert on GENOCIDE – A Professor of Genocide Studies and PreventionHead of Global Alliance Against Genocide, President of International Association of Genocide Scholars, Founder of Genocide Watch; a guide to spotting Genocide etc. Just like the ongoing killings in British Cameroon (Ambazonia), where the U.S has remained silent, as indicated earlier, Dr. Gregory Stanton, courageously dissented with the U.S Government Policy of silence on the Genocide in Rwanda in 1994. He was later assigned to draft the UNSC Resolution that created the International Criminal Tribune for Rwanda, the Burundi Commission of Inquiry and the Central African Arms Flow. He also drafted the UN Peacekeeping Operation Resolution that helped brought an end to the Mozambique Civil War. Still at the State Department, where he worked from 1992-99, Dr. Gregory Stanton, equally wrote the State Department Options Paper on ways to bring the Kamer Rouge to Justice in Cambodia. He was in 1994 awarded the American Foreign Service Association’s W. Averell Harriman Award for “extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage,” based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan

for More on Dr, Stanton, Click here.

BRITISH S.CAMEROONS GENOCIDE: 15 MORE MASSACRES IN TWO DAYS AS THE WORLD WATCHES IN SILENCE

In addition to the killings and chasing of civilians out of their homes in Pinyin village, the French Cameroun Bulubeti Militias/soldiers of mummified Paul Biya, backed by France continue the Atrocity crimes on British Cameroonians. The first gruesome images came in from Kumbo, on the 24 of July, 2020, where in addition to the killings, the innocent civilians were stripped naked. Eye witnesses speak of carnage, bodies mutilated. A source labelled some of the victims as French Cameroun militia informants. In Nsongwa, on the outskirt of Bamenda, an attempt to obey the colonial military’s order was enough to take life out of an innocent bike rider. His surviving co-passenger was whisked off by the colonial soldiers who continue to rape, loot, kill and burn villages in the territory. The corpse is expected to be dumped in a neutral location by these arrogant colonial military. More than 400 villages have been torched by the French Cameroun colonial soldiers (for details click here). More than 21,000 civilians have been killed also (Details here). The world watches on in a conflict whose origin is clear-cut, and whose architects such as the Queen of England are still alive. For more on the origin of the conflict, click here The world can’t continue to watch as Atrocity Crimes continue to be perpetuated daily in a conflict whose resolution is squarely on the laps of the UNO and Great Britiain.

Videos of Fresh killings of British Cameroonians by French Cameroun Bulubeti Soldiers backed by France.

BRITISH s.CAMEROONS GENOCIDE: BBC PRESENTER, AUDREY BROWN, EXPOSES COLLEAGUE’S REPORTORIAL WEAKNESSES

The gross error that the BBC and VOA have done to Cameroun is to allow state propaganda to be spilled on their network as news. This is due to the ignorance of some Western press organs that confuse state versus public media. While the public media in the West is a people-funded organ that strives for neutrality/objectivity in its reporting and is not controlled by corporate interest as they accept no commercials, the setup is often confused with the state media in most third world countries. No journalist who works for these state media and equally doubles as a foreign correspondent for reputable stations like BBC, VOA etc can be objective or neutral in reporting issues about the same government who pays his bills at the end of the day. It might prevail in other African countries but not in Cameroun where journalists are in jail for doing their job. Others like Wazizi have been executed for reflecting just .01% of that society.

BBC Presenter Audrey Brown

One of These state propagandist who disguises as an independent journalists for the BBC, was in full display of this loyalty on 16 July, 2020, when the veteran journalist Audrey Brown, interviewed him about recent news of kidnappings in British Cameroon. The journalist – Kilian Ngalla must have forgotten that he was answering questions from a BBC journalist who has been in conflicts and is quite abreast with situations like what is prevailing in British Southern Cameroon. For the records, Audrey Brown, reported through apartheid in South Africa. Killian no doubt saw it as an opportunity to internationalize the state media’s lies and propaganda about the genocide in British Cameroon. From every indication, he never did his homework.

SOURCES: As a journalist whose colleagues have been killed and others in maximum prisons for mirroring the British Cameroon conflict, Mr. Killian had just one source – the French Cameroun appointed administrator, whose missions in the English zones is to propagate government lies. These are the same administrators who denied the Ngarbuh Massacre, the shooting of a baby on the back of the mother, the denial of military looting, burning and killings in the genocide in British Southern Cameroons. He cites this lone source for almost half of the conversation until the witty Audrey, who has done her home work interjected, “

Ngala Killian

Audrey demanded to know if the kidnapper was a certain Field Marshal. Instead of saying NO, which was the right answer, Mr. Killian in line with government bread and sardine propaganda never answered. He goes on to say the separatists survive on kidnappings. Which was wrong. Ayeke is a renege soldier from the squad of Field Marshal, who has never been attributed to kidnappings or disorder in the defense of the people of his area. As an independent journalist, Killian would have been honest to tell Audrey that, government has its own sponsored militias specialize in kidnappings and killings to tarnish the image of the fighters of the Ambazonian war of independence. The open case of French Cameroun-backed militia-atrocity crimes is Ngarbuh, where more than 13 children were amongst 37 killed by the government-backed militias (Read Details here). Recent kidnappings by the Cameroun government include, the sister of one of the Ambazonian Generals – Field Marshal. Recently again, the military kidnapped the 7-year and 17-year-old daughters of General Alhadji. Who kidnaps a seven-year-old as a means to get his father? What about the psychological toll on the innocent child? Killian LIED again that the Ambazonian soldier survive through kidnappings. This selective amnesia avoided the WAR DRAFT that as of today, has raised almost $2M to finance the war. He refuses to echo the population crying about French Cameroun military brutality, looting, forced arrest/kidnappings where a freedom bond ranges from $50 – 400$. Recently citizens have dreaded the bullets to vent their anger to the few remaining colonial officers about the kidnappings and extortion by these French Cameroun bulubeti militias.

Innocent British Cameronians Dreaded the bullets to tell the world about the kidnappings and looting by French Cameroun Soldiers. (They broke doors and beat even old mothers for money, she says. When we see them we run instead…)

Also Click here to see the French Cameroun military looting of shops of poor citizens in Mankon.

The same administrators of Killian Lying about Ngarbuh, before accepting later after global pressure

Another Great Lie by Mr. Kilian

He claims his source told him that the region has been the final hiding place for “separatist fighters” due to government closing in on them. This was another LIE! LIE! LIE! PANTS ON FIRE. As a supposedly independent journalist, kilian would have been honest to tell the world that the administrator he is speaking to doesn’t reside in Lebialem due to the conflict. He wobbles in his disjointed cacophony to even confess that Lebialem is a hot place for government soldiers. If the fight is so intense in the area, it is just common sense that the administrator is living elsewhere. Kilian’s lie is buttressed by this recent video from Bafut, hundreds of kilometres away from Lebialem and in the North West, area of the territory where Kilian says Ambazonian soldiers have been chased away. Here, an attempt to install a French Cameroun-appointed administrator flopped as the “separatists” supposed to be hiding in Lebialem sent the administrator parking after the forced installation. BOTTOM LINE: NO SEPARATIST FIGHTERS ARE RUNNING TO SEEK REFUGE IN LEBIALEM.

French Cameroun Administrator taking cover from Ambazonia Soldiers in Bafut

KILIAN’S BASELESS SURMISES AS HIS OWN ANSWERS:

The interview went south when the interviewee wanders in his own illusion, when the interviewer wanted to know more about the ages of the kidnapped. This BBC journalist, former graduate of the state propaganda media, jumped into the surmises that is a regular stable of the Cameroun state media.

He claims that the young boys kidnapped will be converted into “separatist” combatants. He claims without evidence that without ransom, the boys might be killed as well. After spilling government’s propaganda on the BBC, when presented with the facts that people were drinking when the kidnappings took place, the Cameroun state propagandist now involved an ambiguous source on the ground. He quickly pivots again when the journalist punted his assertion of 60 kids being kidnapped without having assembled at a single location like a school. “you have children who are not going to school. There is light discipline in these children. The likelihood of alcoholism….” blah! blah! blah! “…. abortion…” blah! blah! blah!..

JOURNALISTIC DISASTER (ARM-CHAIRING)

Mr. Killian filed his report at the comfort of his office in Yaounde, thousands of Miles away from the area. This is by no means dismissing the fact that children were kidnapped, but the number that the source gave was inaccurate, reason why even Audrey Brown could not wrap her head around it. The area is not a city, but a village with isolated houses. To assemble only children from individual homes will entail enormous time. where was the administrator? He later on claim he spoke to sources, when there was no one reference to the family of the victims, no opinion leader like the priest etc. Had he spoken to any source in Lebialem, he would have known with accuracy the ages of the kidnapped. Mr. Kilian is the home-based journalist who is supposed to provide accurate facts about this conflict that has claimed more than 20,000 lives, yet he continues to feed the world with 3000 deaths. A number that is very pleasing to the government, hence the continuous killing and destruction. Bottom line, It was a travesty of journalism, smack of the BBC.

Below is the Dismal Interview.

Below are some of the images of the more than 250 Innocent British Camronians Killed in June 2020

BRITISH S. CAMEROONS GENOCIDE: AT LEAST 5 KILLED IN MBIAME AND HOMES RAZED IN BIG BABANKI BY FRENCH CAMEROUN BULUBETI MILITIAS

The French Cameroun colonial Bulubeti Militias continue their genocide in British Cameroon with killings and torching of villages. On 13 July, 2020, they invaded the peaceful village of Mbiame, where innocent civilians were pulled out of their homes and shot. Many are in the bushes as their homes were equally torched. In Kedjum Keku (Big Babanki), a good chunk of houses were equally torched by the French Cameroun colonial soldiers backed by France. Below are some of the images.

Innocent Civilians Pulled out of their homes and shot in Mbiame, Bui County, British Cameroon, by French Cameroun Colonial soldiers

British S. Cameroon Genocide: Months After French Cameroun and its Fulani militia destruction, Buabua Village still in Ruins.

The people of Buabua have known nothing but pain under mummified French Cameroun leader Paul Biya. The village inhabits survivors of the gas explosion of Lake Nyos, that killed more than 1,800 of their relatives in 1986. Till date, dictator Biya and France have maintained a welded lid on the cause of that disaster. Previously under Menchum County, the colonizer later “balkanized” the area forming a new administrative area called Boyo for a newly-appointed colonial French Cameroun Administrator, charged with imposing the French language on the people.

Buabua still in Ruins
One of the victims killed by French Cameroun in Buabua on 5 December, 2020

According to BBC pidgin corroborated by other news sources, the French Cameroun military alongside its sponsored Fulani Militias, on December 5, 2019, invaded the victimized locality, burning and killing civilians under the guise of fighting British Southern Cameroon Freedom fighters. By the time the Armageddon subsided, more than 100 homes were razed, and 15 innocent civilians massacred by the trigger-happy French Cameroun Bulubeti Militias. This action was to be repeated on 14 February, 2020 in Ngarbuh, where more than 37 including 14 children were massacred. The villagers thus deserted the villages of Buabua, Konene, Dumbo, Bum, Fonfuka, Kimbi and Subum. A visit to the Village of Buabua, five months later show the emptiness of the thriving community. The hospital destroyed by the French Cameroun soldiers still lays in ruins. (See Video) 

Buabua months after the French Cameroun Destruction

Below also are the villagers deserting the villages, following the French Cameroun Military killings

British S. Cameroon Genocide: Colonial Officer Kills Teen for $1 bribe

“They don’t value our lives”, a motorist told onlookers. He just killed him because of 500CFA ($1). One sad aspect of the ongoing genocide in British Southern Cameroon (Ambazonia) is the generalized exploitation of the defenseless population by the French Cameroun colonial forces. A week earlier was the neighborhood of Mankon, where the soldiers brought in empty trucks and looted the strip mall there, then setting it on fire.

Ndifon Promise Nkuah

On this fateful day 5 July, 2020, the 18-year-old, Ndifon Promise Nkuah, was stopped by the French Cameroun coloinal forces at Foncha Street in Bamenda and asked to pay $1(bribe) before carrying out his normal transportation business. When the 18-year-old said he could not afford the money, the said Bulubeti colonial soldier of mummified Paul Biya of French Cameroun seized his motor bike. He only handed back the poor boy’s bike after confiscating his national identity card, pending the payment of the $1 bribe. Moving without this apartheid-type pass in British Cameroun is a fast lane to prison or the graveyard.

After securing the needed money the next day to retrieve his Identity Card, the said soldier inflated the amount to $10 (5,000 cfa). When the poor Ndifon, protested, the soldier descended on him. The “military man fell on him, kicking his penis and his chest causing him to bleed through the ears, nostrils  and mouth. We wanted to intervene and save our friend but they had guns and there was nothing we could do”. Another bike rider narrates the ordeal to reporter Raymond of Drayinfos.

Ndifon’s final Journey home

After the beating the poor Ndifon, was rushed to a nearby health center were he died of his wounds. “ They even told us that not even the French Cameroun Army General in charge of the territory can stop them from collecting the monies because they are answerable to Yaounde“, the French Cameroun colonial Capital.  Another helpless bike rider states. The genocide that began in 2016 on the once autonomous territory of British Cameroon has claimed an estimated 21,000 lives. For more on the killings and burning click here.

Wazizi’s Murderers: Okalia Bilai Says Wazizi was taken to “Siberia”

Like Joseph Stalin in the Great Purge in the 30s, Siberia was a name synonymous to extinction. Millions of Soviet and satellite citizens took this journey of No Return to the East – Siberia. In British Southern Cameroons, any citizen taken to the East = Yaounde, is synonymous to death. The French Cameroun Capital town of Yaounde has become the Siberia of British Southern Cameroonians, where many have been killed, some in jails and tortured daily. Colonial governor of British Cameroon, who calls the citizens dogs after being the nexus of thousands of murders in the ongoing genocide in the territory, is trying to exonerate himself from the execution of journalist Samuel Ajiekha Abuwe, commonly called Wazizi. Mr. Okalia Bilai, has just said the journalist was sent to Yaounde (Siberia) after his arrest by him. Video below:

Mourners of Wazizi jsut from meeting the colonial governor

Wazizi, who hosted the “Halla ya Matta” (Shout out your Problem) weekday pidgin show on local broadcaster Chillen Muzik TV, was arrested by police in Buea on August 2, 2019, and killed on 17 August, 2019 His death was finally aknowledged by the French Cameroun authorities on June 5, 2020. Read the details of the arrest and lies by the French Cameroun killers here. To read and watch some of the atrocities of Mr. Okalia Bilai, click here

Colonial Governor Okalia Bilai Bernard

Shocking Details of the Murder and Cover-up of Journalist, Wazizi by French Cameroun Authorities

News anchor and camera operator Samuel Wazizi, whose legal name was Samuel Ajiekha Abuwe, died in government custody in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, on August 17, 2019, according to a statement released on June 5, 2020, by the Cameroonian military, which CPJ reviewed. He had been arrested two weeks earlier in relation to his reporting. The precise circumstances and location of his death, which was not announced until 10 months later, are unknown.

Wazizi, who hosted the “Halla ya Matta” (Shout out your Problem) weekday pidgin show on local broadcaster Chillen Muzik TV, was arrested by police in Buea on August 2, 2019, according to a statementExternal link by his employer. The officers “claimed that he was being invited by their boss to get information about a certain ‘pidgin news,’” according to that statement.

Wazizi also worked as a freelancer and collaborated with other journalists on reporting projects, according to local journalists Yannick Fonki and Paul Mua, and Derick Jato, president of the Southwest chapter of the Cameroon Journalists’ Trade Union.

Wazizi Covering the Gov’t that Murdered him

Chillen Muzik TV CEO Etienne Nkwain told CPJ by phone and messaging app that four armed police officers told him on August 2, 2019, that they were looking for Wazizi to “get a certain information for their boss, the commissioner.”

The officers asked Nkwain to call Wazizi, and then the officers summoned Wazizi to meet them at the TV station, Nkwain said. Wazizi arrived soon after, and they left the premises together, Nkwain said, adding that the officers and Wazizi were friendly towards each other.

Nkwain told CPJ that when he did not hear from Wazizi later that day, he became concerned and called the police station, where officers confirmed that they had him in custody.

Wazizi’s friend and former “Halla ya Matta” producer Tah Mai Jarvis, who spoke to the journalist in police detention, told CPJ that Wazizi had specifically asked the officers whether he was under arrest, but they had said he was not, and only wanted him for questioning.

Nkwain said he saw Wazizi at the police station the next morning, and said the journalist told him he did not know why he had been arrested, and asked him to contact his family. 

In a video posted to Facebook, Jarvis said authorities accused Wazizi of broadcasting about the armed conflict in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions, said he had allowed his farm to be used as a separatist base, and alleged that he filmed abuses by the Cameroonian military and gave footage to international media organizations. Jarvis said that Wazizi maintained his innocence.

Edward Ewule, the journalist’s lawyer, who spoke to CPJ via phone and messaging app, told CPJ following Wazizi’s arrest that the journalist was accused of “collaborating with separatists” and “spreading separatist information,” but had not been formally charged. Ewule said Wazizi gave a statement without the presence of a lawyer, but that Wazizi was later able to see Ewule and his family while in police custody.

Ewule said his client’s phone was searched and, according to the police, “separatist messages” were found. However, “having such information is part of his journalism job,” the lawyer said.

While at the police station, Wazizi was able to see other colleagues and his brother, with one journalist telling CPJ that Wazizi had told him: “Don’t let me die in here.”

After his arrest, Wazizi was denied bail because police said his case related to potential charges under the anti-terrorism law, Ewule said.

Authorities told Ewule on August 6 that Wazizi would be handed over to the judicial police, which have authority to investigate such charges, he said. However, on August 7, authorities transferred Wazizi to the 21st Motorized Infantry Battalion in Buea, Ewule told CPJ.

After he was transferred to military custody, Wazizi’s friends, family, colleagues, and lawyer had no contact with him or heard any official updates about his case until the military statement issued the following June, which said that Wazizi had died 10 days after being transferred to the military, Ewule said.

That statement, issued by the military’s head of communication, Commander Cyrille Serge Atonfack, claimed the journalist had died of “severe sepsis” and denied allegations he was tortured. The statement alleged that Wazizi was a logistician for “various terrorist groups” operating in Buea and elsewhere in the Fako division.

The statement said that Wazizi was arrested on August 3, rather than August 2, and said that his arrest took place in Ekona, rather than Buea, both in contradiction of his employer, family, friends, and lawyer’s reports from the time. The statement said he was suspected of “having connections with terrorists and complicity in terrorist acts.”

The statement did not cite specific examples of Wazizi’s work that prompted his arrest. Mimi Mefo, a reporter for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle who also runs a news website that covers events in Cameroon, published a report on June 6 stating she believed Wazizi was arrested because he interviewed victims of alleged military abuses in the region.

In May 2019, a program by Wazizi, which was uploaded to Chillen Muzik TV’s YouTube channel, included testimony from a woman who alleged that government soldiers killed her four-month-old daughter. Those allegations were later covered by U.K. newspaper The Guardian. At the time, the Cameroonian government denied that the military had any involvement in the killing, and said the allegations were being spread by separatists.

Mefo wrote that Wazizi also documented an alleged massacre by government soldiers in Ekona, 11 miles from Buea, on Christmas day 2018, and interviewed a survivor.

About a month prior to his arrest, police raided Wazizi’s home and deleted footage he had recorded about the 2018 massacre, Jarvis told CPJ. Jarvis said he had cautioned Wazizi against publishing the footage himself.

A June 2 news report, aired by Douala-based private broadcaster Equinoxe TV, cited an unnamed military source as saying Wazizi had died in custody in Yaoundé, but provided no other details. The following day, Denis Nkwebo, the president of the Cameroon Journalists’ Trade Union, tweeted that the journalist was tortured and had died, also quoting an unnamed military source.

In a meeting in Beau on June 4, 2020, with Southwest Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai, journalists were told that Wazizi had been in good health when he was taken to Yaoundé and that only the central government could tell them what had happened to their colleague, according to news reports.

The June 5 government statement announcing Wazizi’s death claimed that the journalist maintained close contact with his family while in custody, including from his hospital death bed, that his family had been informed immediately after his death, and that his body was at the military mortuary in Ekounou, but the family had not undertaken any steps for funeral arrangements.

Wazizi’s sister-in-law, Metete Joan Njang, denied this and told CPJ in a phone call that the first time the family became aware of the journalist’s death was in the Equinoxe TV report. Wazizi’s elder brother, Harry Abuwe, said the same during a press conference at his home on June 5, after the ministry released the statement on Wazizi’s death.

Ewule told CPJ he filed a habeas corpus application in the Fako Division of the High Court in Buea on August 13, 2019, to force authorities to either produce Wazizi in court and justify his detention, or order the journalist’s release. In the application, which CPJ reviewed, Ewule said Wazizi denied all the allegations and “believed he was being detained in connection with his critical views he expressed during the pidgin English news program on CMTV.”

In September 2019, the president of the Cameroon Community Media Network, Reverend Geraldine Fobang, told CPJ that she and a group of journalists tried to visit Wazizi at the 21st Motorized Infantry Battalion in Buea, but they were told that the journalist had been transferred to Yaoundé’s Kondengui Prison.

Some the Killings by the French Cameroun Security claiming to be sympathetic to British Cameroon Fighters. For Details click here

The president of Fako High Court, Mbonge Wilson, on November 5, 2019, dismissed the habeas corpus application on technical grounds, according to Ewule and news reports.

A second habeas corpus application was launched that month and dragged through the courts with Wazizi’s whereabouts and state of health remaining unknown, according to a preliminary report by the American Bar Association, which monitored the proceedings through its Justice Defenders Program.

On June 9, 2020, four days after the official military statement that Wazizi had died, Judge Mbonge Wilson said the court had taken judicial notice of the military’s statement and noted that at the time the second application was filed on November 5, 2019, Wazizi was no longer within the jurisdiction of the court, according to another of Wazizi’s lawyers, Emmanuel Nkea.

Wilson held that the court lacked jurisdiction and dismissed the application, Nkea said, adding that Wazizi’s lawyers filed an appeal and would also request that a commission of inquiry be established.

CPJ has repeatedly called, emailed, and sent text messages to the office of Prime Minister Joseph Ngute, Minister of Communications Rene Sadi, his adviser Charles Manda, Deputy Minister of Justice Jean de Dieu Momo, and police spokesperson Joyce Ndgem, but did not receive any responses.

On June 5, 2020, after meeting President Paul Biya, French Ambassador to Cameroon Christophe Guilhou told journalists he had raised the matter of Wazizi’s death and that Biya had promised to investigate.

From The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)