Cameroonian Mayor Blasts Amnesty International, Even As 3 Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves Up

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA L.L.C. based in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. His twitter handle is @simonateba and his email is simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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At least three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up in Cameroon on Wednesday morning, killing only themselves and no one else, but sending another message that their insurgency was far from being over.

The suicide attacks took place between Djakana and Kalguiwa in the country’s far north, reported Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel.

This attack comes after series of bombings by Boko Haram in the past few days left dozens of people killed and thousands displaced. At least 2000 Cameroonians have paid the supreme price since 2014 by Nigeria-based terror group.

The latest deadly attack occurred overnight August 5 and August 6. At least eight children were killed. That attack left parents in tears and triggered anger against Amnesty International, the international human rights group that issued a report recently accusing Cameroonian security forces of torture.

Simon Ateba News did not receive that report because Amnesty International although working in Africa prefers to send its reports to Western, white people owned-media. Protests for such racist behaviors against Amnesty International by this newspaper were met with disdain and silence.

In an interview received by Simon Ateba News, the Mayor of Kolofata, one of the most hit towns in Cameroon’s far north, blasted Amnesty International for looking the other way when Boko Haram massacres innocent Cameroonians but blatantly lying against Cameroonian security forces when the terrorists are murdered.

He was reacting to an attack carried out by Boko Haram in the night of August 5 and August 6. At least eight Cameroonian children, some as young as seven years old were killed.

The Mayor said Amnesty International should tell Boko Haram to respect the rights of innocent children.

“I would like to inform Amnesty International that there was a terrorist attack overnight August 5 and August 6, 2017 in the department of Mayo Sava in the district of Kolofata. That suicide attack left eight young Cameroonians dead,” the Mayor of Kolofata said in French.

He read the names and ages of the victims. The youngest was seven years old and the oldest was 13 years old.

“Following this tragic event, the mayor of Kolofata would like to inform Amnesty International which pretends that the rights are being violated, that in carrying out their ignoble task, the suicide bomber also died”.

But Amnesty International had said it was not against the killing of suicide bombers but the arrest, torture and murder of innocent Cameroonians in the name of fighting the war against Boko Haram.

Security forces often raid homes without warrants of arrest, often based on unfounded allegations. These behaviors have been widely condemned even in Cameroon.

But with Amnesty failing to cooperate with local newspapers and focusing on white or western media, authorities seem to be succeeding in painting Amnesty International as an organisation that supports terrorists.

Simon Ateba News learnt that Amnesty International might be evicted from Cameroon.


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