More than 30 die in ethnic violence in Cameroon

27/06/2022 10:10:00 PM

More than 30 die in ethnic violence in Cameroon

More than 30 die in ethnic violence in Cameroon

More than 30 villagers, including women and children, have been killed in an ethnic-related attack in western Cameroon, local sources said on Monday.

“The Oliti people then mobilised and got the backup of hired armed men and launched… very violent, inhuman and destructive attacks on the Messaga Ekol people.“Over 30 people were killed including children, girls, men, women and old people. Some were beheaded. About five Nigerians were killed.”

The bloodshed took place in the Akwaya region of the Southwest Region, which with the neighbouring Northwest Region is in the grip of a nearly five-year-old insurrection by anglophone separatists.A local non-governmental organisation and a military source confirmed the details given by Forba, but said there was no known link between the massacre and the separatist violence.

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“Over 30 people were killed including children, girls, men, women and old people. Some were beheaded. The suspect, Ebube Owa, was said to have hit the victim, Uzoamaka Ekpe, on the chest with a fist blow forcing her to collapse. About five Nigerians were killed. “In the last five days, we have registered over 14,000 Nigerians in this place alone.” The bloodshed took place in the Akwaya region of the Southwest Region, which with the neighbouring Northwest Region is in the grip of a nearly five-year-old insurrection by anglophone separatists. He said a preliminary investigation showed that the suspect had a disagreement with the victim which resulted in the scuffle, although it was not yet clear what caused the disagreement. A local non-governmental organisation and a military source confirmed the details given by Forba, but said there was no known link between the massacre and the separatist violence. If nothing is done to it before the end of the rainy season, it will sack everyone in the market.

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