Eye witness say the French Cameroun military invaded the farming village of Essoh Atah, Lebialem County in anglophone Cameroon (British Southern Cameroon/Ambazonia) on 13-14 February, 2021. Alongside with informants (alleged to be ex-fighters of Ambazonian forces in the area) assembled the villagers, claiming to be there for their good. The lead informant in the name of Njinjuh Christopher then singled out three local kings said to be loyal to one of the Ambazonian Freedom fighters in the area. The French Cameroun military then publicly-executed the three kings alongside five other civilians.
After the execution, the villagers were then tied and ferried to a local soccer field. An action that mimics yoked slaves in the 14 century in preparation for slave ships. Some whose lives were spared were severely tortured. In one of the pictures circulating on social media, one of the “yoked” villagers is seen with a swollen head and almost deformed right eye. The torture and killing of innocent civilians in Essoh Atah follows another gruesome torture of an innocent man in the village of Ndu, still in the anglophone region.