A secret report from the US Embassy favorable to No Pity shocks Etoudi
A secret report from the US Embassy favorable to No Pity shocks Etoudi…integration paper of 14-06-2022
At least five people lost their lives in the latest attack carried out by No Pity
The document available on the official website of the United States Embassy in Cameroon makes no mention of the Cardinal’s abduction, nor does it clearly impute to the Ambazonian “general” the crimes, however numerous, that he claims himself.
The Report on Human Rights in Cameroon published by the United States Embassy in our country has been available since June 6th. By consulting it on the official website of this diplomatic mission, it is easy to realize that the Anglophone crisis occupies a prominent place there. Both “the number of victims has increased in the North-West and South-West regions”, it is indicated.
The Report focuses on the years 2020 and 2021. Above all, it is intended as an indictment against Cameroon and its government. The latter is, among other things, guilty according to the Americans, of “extrajudicial execution, enforced disappearances or even serious restrictions on freedom of expression and the media”. Some abuses by the separatists are also singled out.
Only, while the 68 pages in the Report precisely present incriminating examples, no crime of the Ambazonian “General” “No Pity” is noted. Much worse, the Ambazonians seem to be absolved by the United States Embassy in Cameroon of the kidnapping a few months before his death, of Cardinal Christian Tumi. No mention of this national tragedy is made in the report.
New tombstone for the Cardinal
All the likes committed in Noso and reported through various channels arouse the excitement and consternation of Cameroonians. The national press always echoes it. In terms of intensity, however, we reached a peak with the announcement of the kidnapping in 2020 of Cardinal Christian Tumi by secessionists. The Archbishop Emeritus of Douala “had been kidnapped on Thursday, November 5 around 6 p.m., along with eleven other people, including Fon Sehm Mbinglo II, traditional chief of the Nso.
The delegation had been intercepted by Ambazonian separatists at the level of the commune of Baba, in the district of Babessi (department of Ngo-Ketunjia)”, reports Jeune Afrique on November 6, 2020. His eminence Cardinal Christian Tumi was finally released on November 6, 2020 to the great relief of the national community. He died at the age of 90 on April 3, 2021, just months after his release.
However, this painful episode is not mentioned anywhere in the report. The United States Embassy in Cameroon, however, abundantly echoes the facts that occurred that year and even in 2019. These facts all have the particularity of pinning down the Cameroonian government and the Defense and Security Forces ( MSDS).
This is the case with the “murder in February 2020 of approximately 23 civilians by security forces in the village of Ngarbuh; and the notorious investigation into the death of a television journalist, Samuel Abue Adjiekha, alias Wazai, detained in August 2019 after being accused by the authorities of having links with armed separatists”.
The report also mentions, for example, the 37 of Calabar. The case involved 37 people from the North West and South West Regions who were repatriated from Calabar, Nigeria on the same day as separatist leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe in 2019. According to their lawyers, in the proceedings against Mr Sisiku and nine of his supporters at the military court in Yaoundé and their sentencing to life imprisonment in August 2019”.
“General No Pity”
Apart from the recent attack that claimed the lives of five gendarmes in the West region, the Ambazonian “general” “No pity” distinguished himself in 2020 and 2021 with numerous deadly attacks against the FDS: One of they claimed the lives of 15 soldiers in September 2021. The Marine Forces of Bambalang, which he commands, also destroyed two armored vehicles during this operation using rocket launchers.
“No pity” was then filmed next to the burning vehicles. Images which had then made the rounds of the web, without apparently challenging the American embassy too much. Since these facts are not clearly identified and attributed to the separatist militia either.
The two times his name is mentioned, the diplomatic mission is pointing the finger at the responsibility of the Cameroonian government in what it calls “arbitrary or illegal interference in privacy, family, home or correspondence”.
The report indeed informs that “the authorities punished certain people for offenses attributed to a member of their family. In an audio message that circulated on social media platforms on August 3, “General No Pity” said that soldiers had burst into his compound and arrested, among others, his father, his mother, one of his uncles and one of his aunts. “.
And that “his brother and cousin were released on August 5, but his mother and uncle were still in custody. Pressuring for their release, No Pity and his fighters took up positions along the Bamenda-Kumbo highway in Ndop and on Sabga hill, completely blocking the way for weeks. Nothing more.
“What these shortcomings inaugurate is a tenacious perversion of optics”, comments Dr Didier Badjeck. “The body of accusations contained in the report is based on a linear logic aimed at capturing a great emotional content,” adds the retired colonel.
For her part, Françoise Mouyenga sets out two hypotheses: “either the American report is just looking for a few illustrations for the theses of its writers, or it is naively a prisoner of those of those who convince themselves of having obtained the truth about certain horrors”.
The Cameroonian geostrategist suspects the American report of “having reluctance to clearly identify heavier truths”. She sees in it “coarse strings and tangled analysis grids which propose a protocol directed against the Cameroonian State”.
As a climax, observers note that the “2021 Report on Human Rights in Cameroon” is “a construction against Yaoundé”, according to the formula of David Tchouamo.
For the Cameroonian sociopolitical scientist, “by claiming to respond to the appetite for information of the international community, this report attacks directly, but also indirectly, by disseminating its own ideas in such a way as to persuade public opinion that the Cameroonian State alone bears the responsibility morality of the conflict in NOSO”.
This is the case with the “murder in February 2020 of approximately 23 civilians by security forces in the village of Ngarbuh; and the notorious investigation into the death of a television journalist, Samuel Abue Adjiekha, known as Wazizi, detained in August 2019 after being accused by the authorities of having links with armed separatists”.
The report also mentions, for example, “the 37 of Calabar. The case involved 37 people from the North West and South West Regions who were repatriated from Calabar, Nigeria on the same day as separatist leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe in 2019. According to their lawyers, in the proceedings against Mr Sisiku and nine of his supporters at the military court in Yaoundé and their sentencing to life imprisonment in August 2019”.