Barely a month after French Cameroun authorities assembled UN officials, Foreign donors and NGOs to solicit aid to reconstruct villages its soldiers have been burning in British Southern Cameroon since 2017, the French Cameroun soldiers intensified their burning this week with much anger and urgency. Like Iraqis when they were leaving Kowait in 1990, reports indicate that more than 500 homes were erased including livestock and humans by the French Cameroun Soldiers between January 15 -17, 2020. So far, the attendees of the rebuilding meeting last November 5th in Yaounde Cameroun such as the UN and US Ambassador to Cameroun have maintained sealed lips to these Atrocity Crimes. According to former State Department Expert Dr. Greg Stanton of Genocide Watch, the actions of French Cameroun soldiers in British Cameroon have risen to the level of a full Genocide. The actions of these soldiers including beheading of civilians are still to be sanctioned by anybody or organization in the world, reason why they continue to be relentless.
The Atrocities: From Oku, home to the only Montane forest in West Africa, to Balinyonga, families have been rendered homeless, by the soldiers who spared nothing. Animals, hospitals, pharmacies, and shops were looted first before being set ablaze by the French Cameroun soldiers. The village of Nyos, known for the 1986 gas explosion was leveled by 87-year-old Paul Biya’s soldiers who continue to receive backing from France for Atrocity Crimes in British Southern Cameroon. This version’s of the burning began at Bangem, in the Southern Zone of the territory to Bui, and Nkambe to Balinyonga in the nothern Zone. The picture in the Nyos community looks thus.
1-Buabua – About 100 houses, 8 persons killed and many missing.
2-Su-Bum- 3 persons killed and 34 houses burned
3-Kimbi- 1 person skilled and 24 houses burned
4-Mulung- 76 houses burned.
5-Ngunakimbi- 2 persons killed and 17 houses burned.
6-Kichowi – 70 houses burned. (Courtesy Y.K.Aaron)
Since the conflict started since 2016, more than 10,000 homes have been torched by the French Cameroun Soldiers. (Click here for more). In addition to villages destroyed, more than 20,000 people have also been killed by the ruthless French Cameroun soldiers. (Click here for more on the killings)
Below are some of the burnt houses in the Village of Balinyonga on 17 January, 2020.
Since the conflict started since 2016, more than 10000 homes have been torched by the French Cameroun Soldiers (Click here for more). In addition, more than 20000 people have also been killed by the ruthless French Cameroun soldiers. (Click here for more on the killings)