According to Antonio Guterres, necessary arrangements must be made to hold the guilty to account.
The United Nations responded to the massacre of civilians in the village of Ngarbuh in the northwest region.
Through its Secretary-General, the United Nations has extended its sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
Then expressed concern about this situation.
Initiation of an investigation
Antonio Guterres invites the authorities of Yaounde to “open an investigation”.
Then, “to make the necessary arrangements so that the guilty ones answer for their acts”. We can read in a press release made public on February 17, 2020.
Furthermore, the Secretary-General calls on the armed parties to refrain from any attack on civilians.
But also, to respect international humanitarian law and human rights.
He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to work with all stakeholders for a political solution to the crisis in the English-speaking regions.
Recall that it is on February 14, civilians including children were killed in an attack in the village of Ngarbuh, It is in the North West region of Cameroon.
Accused of being the author, the Cameroonian army, through the head of the communication division, Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack Guemo, denied these allegations.
“The Cameroonian forces are not involved in this massacre. This is new propaganda from secessionist terrorists who commit mass killings in an attempt to discredit the Cameroonian defense forces.” He said in a
This is the second time in less than a month that Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the Anglophone crisis. “Cameroon is an important pillar in Central Africa.
The country is a generous host for thousands of refugees.
And I believe that the international community should become more involved in supporting the response in this area.
Cameroon also plays an important role in the fight to eradicate terrorism and violent extremism in the Lake Chad basin.
The UN is also concerned about the crisis in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon. ” He declared. It was in an interview with Jeune Afrique.