Mezam SDO condemns kidnap, torture of 30 by separatists

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the Senior Divisional Officer for Mezam, said his office condemn the kidnap and torturing of 30 women by heavily armed separatist fighters in Kedjom-keku village (Big Babanki), Tubah sub-division of the North West region on May 19 at about 8:30 am.

Simon Emile Mooh said the act is an example of gender-based violence and untold barbarism against armless civilians.

He went further to say that the perpetrators of this act against the elderly women, commonly called the “TAKUMBENGS” will not go unpunished.

In the release, Simon Emile Mooh mentioned that security forces have opened an investigation to track down the armed men and bring them before the law.

He reiterated the call for the population to collaborate with the administrative authorities, defense, and security forces to denounce and fish out these peace enemies for the return of normalcy.

The women were kidnapped following a peaceful protest organized on May 19, for an end to the atrocities of separatist fighters against the population.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

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