Akere Muna On The Pinyin Massacre: “UN And International Bodies Should Investigate Killing Acts”
Following the Friday May 25 massacre of Menka -Pinyin, Mezam Division of the North West Region, Barrister Akere Muna has penned down an open letter calling on United Nations and the International community to investigate matters of the Anglophone crisis.
Barrister Akere,also presidential aspirant, expressed much remorse and sadness for the death and killing happening in the country.
He maintained that the killing showed a total disregard for human life and would only nurse more hatred in the nation.
“As much as one can understand the fact the government is worried about the sovereignty of the state and interference in its internal affairs, it is untenable that it remains numb to the continuous loss of life. The recent killings in Menji-Pinyin of innocent unarmed civilians shows the total disregard for human life and growing human plight in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. Soldiers continue to be forced into war against their own fellow citizens and hatred is fed every single day.
“My call is for the United Nations and the International community to immediately intervene to prevent the further loss of life. I mourn with the bereaved families and pray for the innocent souls of those who have lost their lives in the most brutal circumstances”.
However, this comes at a point when the English speaking regions of the country continue to face tension and occasional gunshots and fighting.
Many have been killed (both civilians and the military) and thousands have fled from home to the bush and neighboring Nigeria as refugees. It is estimated that over 30,000 English Cameroonians are refuges in Nigeria.
While we anxiously wait for an international intervention, many say the current stalemate would only be worsened if care it not taken.