The founder and CEO of Centre for Human Right and Democracy in Africa, CHRDA, Barrister Agbor Nkongho Balla has unveiled shocking figures of what he termed military excesses in the two English speaking regions of Cameroon.
“Since October 2017, after the first military raids, 106 villages have been raided, burned down and their inhabitants have either partially or completely deserted the villages. 65 villages in the South West Region and 41 in the North West Region have been attacked, burned down partially or completely and deserted either completely or partially.
Out of 65 affected villages in the South West Region, 45 are severely affected while out of 41 in the North West Region, 25 are severely affected.
Destruction of civilian property, wanton and wide-scale pillage and burning of villages by the Cameroonian military constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. These crimes and acts are to be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators brought before the competent authorities.
The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa has also documented evidences of these crimes, alongside eyewitness testimonies, video and photographic records.