GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION – FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DEFENCE AND SECURITY FORCES (February 18, 2020)

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION
FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DEFENCE AND SECURITY FORCES

(YAOUNDE, FEBRUARY 18, 2020)

Ladies and Gentlemen;

The National Defence and Security Forces have once again been subjected to second-guessing and false allegations in their struggle for a return to normalcy in the North-West and South-West Regions of our country.
Indeed, images of unbearable cruelty circulated on social media on Saturday, February 15, 2020, showing charred bodies, while indicating that this was only a reflection “of the massacre of the people, perpetrated the day before, in Ngarbuh village”, Ndu Subdivision, in the Donga-Mantung Division of the North West Region.
Without any prior investigation or any cross-checking of factual data, several political activists, die-hard detractors, presenting themselves as “human rights specialists”, “leaders or spokespersons of political parties”, immediately stormed national and international media to attribute responsibility for the consequences of this incident to the National Defence and Security Forces through untimely and ungrounded statements.
Moreover, the Minister Delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in charge of Defence, in a press release dated 17 February 2020,formally denied these outrageous and misleading allegations and established the truth of the facts, as they emerge from a cross-check undertaken with promptness and diligence by the specialized services. The alleged killing of twenty-two villagers including fourteen children, by Cameroonian Defence and Security Forces in Ngarbuh is fake. (Read the full Communication here)

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