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Outrage after five youth slaughtered in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

One of the corpses were discovered around this school field in Mamfe

There has been outrage and a wave of condemnation following the brutal killing of five young men in Eshobi village, a locality in the Manyu Division, South West Region of Cameroon.

Gruesome images of corpses of the five young men first began to circulate online at the start of the week before sources confirmed the incident in the village.

Sources said the young men returning from Mamfe where they attended the funeral of the late Mayor Ashu Priestly Ojong before they were attacked by men heavily armed with machets killing them all.

No armed group in Manyu has claimed responsibility for the gruesome act as the population is clamouring for the perpetrators to be brought to book.

The killing of the young men comes just a few days after traditionalists in Manyu Division invoked mystical powers to strike separatist fighters or anbody conniving with separatists to commit atrocities in the area.

Published on 10.02.2021

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