Cameroon: SDF Castigates Biya’s Junta Over October 1 Mass Killings

Cameroon’s frontline opposition political party, the Social Democratic Front, SDF, has castigated the Biya regime for the mass slaying of unarmed civilians in the Northwest and Southwest Regions during the September 22 and October 1 peaceful demonstrations.

The party vented out her frustration in a recent press release signed by the National Chairman of the party, Ni John Fru Ndi.

In the communiqué, the SDF writes: “the killings, the maiming, the destruction of public and private property, the mass arrests and abductions at the instigation of the Biya junta have been unprecedented in the history of our nation. This is evident of a weak and a dying regime at the verge of collapse that has resolved to annihilate the lives of the citizens.”

According to the SDF, the Biya Government ordered its armed military to shoot and kill armless protesters carrying peace plants, including children below the ages of 10.

“The SDF has come to realise that the Biya regime promoted and facilitated hate speech, the build-up of false allegations of terrorism and planned provocations which induced its army to kill at random and hundreds of lives are reported lost. This carefully crafted genocide must be stopped,” partly read the release.

To the SDF, the looting, breaking into homes, destroying of property, raping of women and minors that ensued are veritable testaments to the fact that the troops we acting on the high instruction of the CPDM Government.

The party however made this clarion call: “we call on all victims and all Cameroonians of good will to assist us in the collection of this   material evidence that constitute flagrant and unprecedented human rights violations against the Biya regime and its Government.”

The SDF urged its members and sympathizers to constitute a solidarity fund in a bid to assist the September 22 and October 1 victims.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Communication and Government Spokesperson, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, has repeatedly refuted all allegations of mass killing, looting and raping.

According to him, even if the military killed, they did so in self defence. He promised hell to all demonstrators, who are trying to destabilise the country. Such ‘terrorists’, he said will be dealt with according to the law.





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