Today In History: 21 Killed In Ngarbuh Massacre

On February 14, 2020, at least 21 civilians including 13 children were killed by government soldiers and a armed Fulani militia in Ngarbuh, Donga Mantung division in the North West region.

The government of Cameroon first denied allegations that the barbaric act was don by soldiers.

3 days later–on February 17, 2020–the Cameroon Government announced that there would be an investigation into the killings and that the findings would be made public.

In early March 2020, it was reported that the Cameroonian army had arrested and questioned nine soldiers about the massacre, including two colonels.

After running its own investigation, the government concluded that three soldiers and a local vigilante group had accidentally killed 13 civilians during a firefight with separatist fighters.

On February 5, 2021, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya said he was offering 80 million CFA as relief fund to victims of the massacre

Two years on, the memory is still fresh in the minds of Cameroonians. The government said it has apprehended those who committed the act, though no further details have been said concerning the case.

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