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Cameroon’s BIR accused of stealing in Bafut!

The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch, reiterates its accusations against the Cameroonian army. In a report released on Friday, October 11, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports on an investigation last September, into an attack on Bafut Palace in the northwest.

On 24th September, soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) attacked and pillaged the Bafut Chiefdom,”a sacred site” inscribed since 2006 by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. science and culture, on the Tentative List of World Heritage Sites”, accuses the NGO.

On the basis of the testimonies collected, Human Rights Watch reports that “at least 10 BIR soldiers attacked the Palace” because they suspected that terrorist separatists were hiding there.

“They fired on the brother of the Fon, who was wounded, before looting the Museum of the Chiefdom and seizing several precious objects, including an eighteenth-century bronze mask and gold necklaces. The military operation lasted three hours and took place in a traditional ceremony that brought together more than 200 people,” the NGO said in its report.

The Fon of Bafut also pointed out the same things in his report earlier. See his report:

Source: Report by Peter Kum

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