Greater than 30 die in ethnic violence in Cameroon

Cameroonian army soldiers.

Cameroonian military troopers.

Greater than 30 villagers, together with ladies and youngsters, have been killed in an ethnic-related assault in western Cameroon, native sources mentioned on Monday.

The bloodbath unfolded over the weekend at Bakinjaw close to the Nigerian border, mentioned Reverend Fonki Samuel Forba, the spokesman of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, whose account was confirmed by an NGO and a army supply.

The assault was rooted in a land dispute between the Oliti and Messaga Ekol ethnic teams, Forba mentioned in an announcement despatched to AFP.

“The Oliti folks attacked and killed some Messaga Ekol folks on their farms on the twenty ninth April 2022 and the Messaga Ekol folks retaliated,” he mentioned.

“The Oliti folks then mobilised and received the backup of employed armed males and launched… very violent, inhuman and harmful assaults on the Messaga Ekol folks.

“Over 30 folks have been killed together with youngsters, women, males, ladies and previous folks. Some have been beheaded. About 5 Nigerians have been killed.”

The bloodshed came about within the Akwaya area of the Southwest Area, which with the neighbouring Northwest Area is within the grip of a virtually five-year-old rebel by anglophone separatists.

An area non-governmental organisation and a army supply confirmed the small print given by Forba, however mentioned there was no recognized hyperlink between the bloodbath and the separatist violence.

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