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Cameroon: UN wants punishment for perpetrators of Ngarbuh killings

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

The Secretary General of the United Nations has expressed concerns over the killing of civilians in the Ngarbuh, North West Region of Cameroon.

Antonio Gutterres called on the government of Cameroon to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and ensure those responsible are held accountable.

“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over reports about the killing of civilians, including children, in an attack on the village of Ngarbuh in the North-West Region of Cameroon on 14 February. He extends his deepest condolences to the families and calls on the Government of Cameroon to conduct an investigation and to ensure that those responsible are held accountable,” a statement attributable to the UN scribe read.

“The Secretary-General calls on armed actors to refrain from attacks against civilians and to respect international humanitarian and international human rights law. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to work with all stakeholders towards a political solution to the crisis in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon through meaningful dialogue,” Antonio Gutterres added.



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