Fotang Valentine, Killed On Rooftop By Military In Buea

Share this!

Fotang Valentine was shot and killed on January 18, 2020 by military forces in Buea; the same forces the Cameroon government has always claimed to be ‘professional’.

The carpenter was working with other colleagues to complete a house roofing when the military opened fire at the group suspecting them to be separatist fighters.

While others managed to escape, Mr Fotang dropped down as he was worst hit my the bullet.

Everyone else is reading this book except you. Click and Download your copy now! 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Since the start of the Cameroon Anglophone crisis, there has been rising talks on random killing of civilians by the Cameroonian military forces.

Last year, Colonel Didier Badjeck, spokesperson to the Cameroon army demanded that Cameroonians present evidence of alleged abuses of civilians by the Cameroon military.

The colonel said that Cameroon has been independent since 1960 and has “no lessons to learn in the way its defense forces ‘legally’ pursue their missions of securing the population.

In his new message to Cameroonians, president Paul Biya equally fueled military actions and assured them of his support

“ … Our Defense and security forces will once again perform their duty with restraint, but without weakness. I wish to reassure them of my full support and high esteem.” he said ignoring other biting issues

The Anglophone crisis which began in October 2016 has witnessed consistent attacks from both the military and secessionist groups who seek to restore peace to a territory they name “Ambazonia”.

Over three thousand people have been killed, more than half a million have fled to neighboring Nigeria as refugees. The regions remain highly militarized as the country looks forward to twin elections in February 9, 2020.

Image credit: CNA

Because You're Here ...

  Since 2017, we have staked our lives and time to provide tailor-made news reports to our readers from war zones and hot political rivalries in Cameroon - And we have done so for free. As a small online media now reaching over 100,000 monthly readers on all our platforms, we have to rely on hiring/paying members to help keep you all informed. We do this because we believe it is the right thing to do at this time in Cameroon.   We have received many comments from supportive readers asking how they can contribute. The best way is simply to support our online reporting by considering a measly sum for our team on the ground as little as $1. Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable for our future. Now you can make a donation to us, it only takes one click   Kind regards,

Share this!