Former Ghanaian President, Jerry John Rawlings, has insisted that France and President Paul Biya must be held liable for the horror in Cameroon, especially the situation in the Anglophone Regions of the country.
The erstwhile Ghanaian President and one of Africa’s living political legend, has blamed France and Paul Biya for the bloodshed in Anglophone Cameroon. He described the situation in Cameroon as “horrible.”
Speaking to members of the Takeitback movement, who recently paid him a visit at his office in Accra Ghana; Rawlings declared that the bloodshed in Anglophone Cameroon is carefully masterminded by France and President Paul Biya.
He argued that “France and Biya cannot escape blames for the atrocities,” because they are responsible for what is going on there.”
According to Sahara reporters, Rawlings regretted the fact that such a “horrible situation” was unfolding in Cameroon and it is not making headline news in the global media because of certain vested interests of some western countries.
Adding to the declaration of Rawlings, a Togolese activist who is member of the Takeitback team, Farida Nabourema, declared that they witness first-hand account of the atrocities committed by the Cameroonian military on the civilian population in Anglophone Cameroon.
“The week I was there, they actually shot four young men. We were going into town and a woman stopped us where there were four corpses of Anglophone Cameroonians. She said the four were killed in an extra-judicial manner. She added that the family later confirmed that one corpse was deposited at the hospital, while others were taken away by the military. She also spoke of widespread burning of villages, which she described as ethnic cleansing.”
Another activist, Sowore, said “black lives matter” and the international community should intervene and end the bloodshed in Cameroon.
In recent times, more and more personalities are joining their voices to call for an end to the conflict in Anglophone Cameroon. However, this is one of the first global personalities to openly accuse France and the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya for what is going on.
The Takeitbakc team was in Ghana to solicit the counsel of the former Ghanaian Statesman as they seek to present a candidate for the Nigerian Presidential elections in 2019.