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UK government calls for investigation over Cameroonian footage of killing of women and children

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin issued a statement on Cameroon.


Commenting on the recent video circulating in Cameroon of men wearing military-style uniforms executing two women and two children, Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin said:

The United Kingdom is deeply concerned by the images circulating in Cameroon of the horrific killings of four women and children by perpetrators in military-style clothing, including allegations that those responsible may be members of the Cameroonian armed forces.

I welcome President Biya’s decision to open an urgent investigation. Those responsible must face justice for their appalling actions - there is no justification for these actions.

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Published 18 July 2018