After denying military killed civilians in Ngarbuh, Paul Atanga Nji, Emmanuel Sadi, and Defense minister goes silence after the reports of the findings contradicts their statements.
Cameroonians who have been following the news related to the Ngarbuh massacre have been asking questions.
Where is Paul Atanga Nji, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, and Defense minister?
This is the question many Cameroonians ask after the report of the investigation was made public.
Indeed, the April 21 press release Minister of State, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, publishing the results of the investigation in the Ngarbuh incident has put these ministers hiding.
These are the ministers who have always vigorously defended and hailed the expertise of the Cameroon military, defending even their unprofessional activities.
Since the publication of the press release, these three ministers who have always been on the forefront of the tragic even of Ngarbuh are now affected by aphonia.
After having made irrelevant remarks against certain NGO’s, private media, and political parties on the subject, they no longer appear to speak publicly on the subject.
These ministers had always defended the military, blaming separatist fighters against the civilian population.
They went beyond this level. They tried to dismantle the credible opinions of religious leaders, NGO’s, social and political activists, who reported the responsibility of the military over the killings.
Their statements before the findings of the Commission of inquiry
On February 27, 2020, minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi declared in front of the press that: “The Cameroonian Government has indeed held for a few days, irrefutable evidence establishing links between on the one hand, Mrs. Ilaria Allegrozzi, presented as senior researcher with the NGO “ Human Rights Watch ”, author of the biased report incriminating the Cameroonian Armed Forces, and on the other hand, many secessionist terrorists who regularly place at his disposal and at his request, from the start of the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions, photographs, videos, as well as information on their various abominations, so that these serve rather as arguments against our Defense Forces and Security”.
On March 9, 2020, the minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji threatened to ban the activities of certain NGO’s and certain media for working with the said NGO’s whose objective is to “destabilizing republican institutions”.