Cameroon Politics

US calls Cameroon to hold soldiers accountable

The US has called on Cameroon authorities to hold soldiers, revealed by the BBC’s investigative unit Africa Eye to be behind atrocities against civilians, to account, VOA reports.

Pentagon spokeswoman Maj Sheryll Klinkel said the US military was working with the State Department to “ensure the government of Cameroon holds accountable any individuals found to be responsible”.

In July 2018 a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers. The captives are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times.

BBC Africa Eye, through forensic analysis of the footage, can now prove exactly where this happened, when it happened, and who is responsible for the killings.

The US has about 300 military personnel in Cameroon as part of an international effort to stop the spread of violent extremism in West Africa.

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