The Cameroonian government has responded to allegations of mass killing in the restive Anglophone regions, a local media portal Cameroon Tribune has reported.
The government in a statement issued by the Communication Minister, Issa Bakary Tchiroma, said the reports of a massacre on protesters were unfounded.
The statement also accused leading members of the Anglophone regions of masterminding what is now called ‘a genocide planned by the Cameroon government against compatriots of English-speaking origin.’
“The government strongly refutes and condemns such unfounded allegations which in reality is a concrete translation of the desire of the secessionists and their relays to carry out their evil intentions to destabilize Cameroon,” the statement said.
Another part sought to absolve the security forces of blame insisting that they applied proportionate force to the protesters. “On the field, the law enforcement units showcased a remarkable sense of duty and restraint in their operations acting only in legitimate self-defense.