UN says at least 22 people including children killed in Cameroon's English-speaking region

Friday, February fourteenth, the  UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

There are fears that many people might have been trapped in the attack. This attack came three weeks after the military deployed reinforcement to this region at the height of the municipal and parliamentary elections which happened last weekend. This calls for medical supplies and humanitarian support for those who are affected. It is reported that more people want to leave this area but they are unable because they are trapped in this conflict.

The leader of the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon, an opposition party, is calling the president of Cameroon,  Paul Biya, a dictator and saying the military is responsible for this attack. But the chief of the army has denied this allegation.

The separatists are fighting for an independent state called the Ambazonian state. There has been little movement from the French-speaking region to the Anglophone region. In some areas, the separatist has completely cut off communication and movement.


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