The Central Africa Human Rights Defenders Network known by its French acronym as REDHAC, has revealed that at least 100 demonstrators have been killed in the Northwest and Southwest Regions prior to and during the last October 1 protests marking the 56th anniversary of the reunification of Cameroon.
REDHAC, whose Executive Secretary is Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, made the revelation during a press release on October 3, 2017 and captioned: “Southwest and Northwest Regions of Cameroon: Human Rights Violations and Serious Crimes, REDHAC Informs and Denounces.”
It notes that REDHAC “is deeply concerned and firmly condemns the numerous and serious human rights violations perpetrated by some elements of the defence and security forces in the Southwest and Northwest Regions of Cameroon prior to and during the protests of 1st October 2017…”
In presenting what they termed “the facts,” the human rights network declared that ”at least 100 demonstrators were killed as a result of the actual live bullets by the defence and security forces and by suffocation of tear gas absorbed in large quantities, including 38 duly identified…”
Those killed in Ekona on September 28 and identified by REDHAC include Agu Dinamoh, Abokwa Clif Penda, Ekregi Marchial and Endo Syprain.
According to REDHAC, the following were killed on October 1, 2017 in various localities of the Southwest and Northwest Regions. They are: Enow Egbe (Mamfe); Arrey Louis Egbe (Mamfe); Augustine Atanga Awah (Buea); Dohmeng Pensiah Frankline (Balikumbat); Terence Mbunwe (Limbe); Okri Frankline (Mamfe); Nkom Noel (Mbakem, Ejagham); Tal Elvis Ebngoh (Oku); Bafron Frankline Mbunda (Oku); Okwaniye Cletus (Akwaya); Ngu Terence (Ikiliwindi, Kumba); Enow Rellis (Kumba); Benjamin Amin (Kumba); Ojah-Zah Leonard Sone (Tombel) and Ndep Arrey Nkiri (Eyumojock).
Others are: Cheleppakong Peter (Lebialem); Valentine Ebekwa (Muyuka); Numfor Phidelis (Bafut); Tabe Elvis (Ekona); Che Ephraim Fukah (Ikiliwindi); Monje Collins (Ikiliwindi); Tifang Charles Njien (Ashong); Edwin Mahwoh (Kumbo); Donatus Azeh (Nkwen); Nkeih Lapangho (Ndop) and Martin Fon Yembe (Ndu).
The human rights defenders noted that out of at least 50 people seriously injured by bullet wounds and now in hospitals, seven (7) are duly identified and include: Derick Ngoutanu (Buea); Harris Bosema (Buea); Wemba Njuabeh; Fuh Jude (Kumba); Akande Simon; Tamajong Louis (Bamendakwe) and Ayuk Napoleon.
They hold that at least 200 people were arrested amongst whom the following four duly identified. They are Bessem Eyong Denis (Mamfe); Tanyi Kelvin Eyong (Mamfe); Nasako Besingi (Mundemba) and Ekabe Edwards (Mundemba). Meanwhile, they claim at least 70 people are missing of which six are duly identified notably: Akisah Louis Ayiwoh (Nkwen); Mbah Stephen; Ndanem Julius; Moses; Mispa and Sebastian Acha.