Four youths killed and Houses burnt in Wum

Four youths have been killed and houses burnt allegedly by the military around kooh -Bu village in Wum, Menchum Division of Cameroon. Inhabitants of that locality have been with no roads for over 8 months with little or no medical facilities and a traumatized livelihood. Movements in and out of Wum can be described as a journey to hell causing shortage in supplies.

In May 2018, Dr. Richard Mbarika Fondoh, the Manager of the Northwest Regional Fund for Health Promotion, NWRFHP disclosed that the Wum health district wasn’t able to receive medical supplies and all efforts made to use a helicopter for that purpose were fruitless due to security reasons. He furthered revealed that medications worth 62million CFA have been abandoned in health districts over the North West Region.

The population keeps suffering from many human rights abuses by separatist fighters and the military despite calls for dialogue and peace. This has caused many inhabitants to flee their homes to safer grounds in different parts of the country while others have crossed over to neighboring Nigeria. The latest call is from Cameroon’s parliamentarians during the plenary sittings of the 2019 March ordinary session on Tuesday March 12th, appealed for objectivity, understanding in handling issues of National life and for national solidarity as the Anglophone crisis deepens.

Curbing the violence in the North West and South West regions was the main point on the agenda of the day with Senator Victor Mukete condemning the arson attack on the Kumba District hospital that claimed the lives of innocent patients on their sick beds and called on the respect, integrity, and stability of Cameroon.

Maikem Emmanuela Manzie

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