Cameroonian Gendarmes Kill Emmah Isong's In-Law, Others

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Cameroonian Gendarmes Kill Emmah Isong's In-Law, Others

Cameroonian gendarmes, the special government armed forces have killed the brother in-law of the National Publicity Secretary of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN),  Bishop Emmah Gospel Isong.

Isong, who made this known in a statement released in Calabar, decried the persistent killings of innocent people in Southern Cameroon.

According to him, “there are so many killings in Cameroon, especially the southern part. Last Friday in Ekondo Titi, Special Government forces (Gendarmes) moved into the villages and assassinated my brother in-law in broad daylight, shooting on sight on any male or youth.

“The entire rural areas are deserted. In one of the operations they shot a man who was lying on a sick bed right on the chest despite pleas that he is not a militant.

“Much innocent blood has been shed silently and my worries are not that I have lost a relative but my questions are: what is the federal government gaining by arbitrarily eliminating the lives of the young Cameroonians?

“Can't the France, U.K. or USA government have to intervene in this genocide? Do we still have the role of the United Nations in defending the poor, unarmed English speaking citizens of a poor African nation?”

“How long will this last and can't the Paul Biya-led government seek dialogue which the people are requesting?”

 Isong further queried: “If these people are accused of killing soldiers in retaliation, how many civilians can the soldiers then kill to avenge and who will help us count?

“Please help Cameroon not turn to another Rwanda. The blood flow should stop now.”

The killings have made thousands of Cameroonians flee to Nigeria. The clampdown on the English speaking southern Cameroonians is as a result of their demand for a separate nation. 

Some leaders of the separatist movement who fled to Nigeria have been arrested and repatriated to Cameroon to face trial.

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