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Only Ambazonia General Was Killed In Small Babanki, The Rest Were Civilians-Witnesses

Babanki consists of two villages neighboring each other in Tubah subdivision, Mezam division in the northwest region. The two villages are Big Babanki also known as Nki or Kejom keku and Small Babanki also known as Kejom Ketinguh or Babanki Tungoh.

The massacre of more than 10 civilians in Small Babanki, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, by government forces came three days after Ambazonia separatist fighters attacked soldiers guarding a construction site in Bamendakwe, Mezam division where one soldier was killed, one civilian ( a driver ) while four others are said to have been kidnapped.

Some 48 hours after that incident in Bamendakwe, a strategy was hatched by the army to invade Small Babanki where the fighters are believed to have come from.

The soldiers who were about 40 in number stormed the village early Saturday and attacked the residence of Ambazonia ‘General’ Fire shooting him and his wife. The Commander of 5th military region, Brigadier General Nka Valere told reporters in Bamenda after the incident that 10 Ambazonia fighters including their commander ‘General’ Fire, were neutralized and their weapons seized.

A witness who spoke on basis of anonymity said, “They came around 1 am and stationed around entry points of the village. The first gunshots were heard around 4: 50 AM and most of the villagers were still sleeping. It seems their main target was the local Ambazonia commander of Bamendakwe, General Fire. They came straight to where he lives because he had left Mendakwe and rented a house in Babanki. Only very few people knew that he was the one and so the villagers were even thinking of sending him away with his guys because they were about 50 of them that came in. The military came, went straight to that place. I heard he drank a lot the other night after they kidnapped four workers in Mendakwe and brought them to Small Babanki and locked them up in their local cells and only released them the day before yesterday ( Friday) after they paid some ransom so it seems that guy took the money and went drinking, so when the soldier came he could not run, so they killed him and the wife and the wife instantly.”

Nka Valere Jubilates Over Death

Brigadier General Nka Valere who authorized the mission is said to have jubilated at the army headquarter in Up station, Bamenda over the death of the fighters promising to invade every corner where the separatists are hiding. He, however, made no comments on civilians murdered by the soldiers he sent on the mission. CNA has now obtained pictures of women lying dead on compounds, some pictures showing partial daybreak. Journalists who were invited to the military headquarter said it was full of fanfare.

But military action in Small Babanki left untold suffering and huge human damages. More than 10 civilians including a nursing mother were killed and left in cold blood. A local from Babanki Tungo( Small Babanki) told CNA that the attack took place in many quarters, “The neighborhood from Timenshui to Chuku where the military stormed the village this morning as early as 4 am and till now as I write to you, children, 5 women, and more than 6 male corpses have been discovered. There is total mourning everywhere as I talk to you now.”

The military came in sets, promising to remain in the village till their mission is accomplished. A witness revealed that “The first set came around 4 am, and left by 4 pm and when we did a quick resume, we had a total of 10 corpses with houses burnt, 5 women 5 men. The second contingent came in as 6 pm promising to sleep in the village to continue the mission. Most villages have assembled at the quarter head’s compound for safety”

The source claims that most of those who died were civilians and not Ambazonian fighters as claimed by military sources, “More than 10 families are affected and about 17 houses counted razed by the military, the information was broken by some herdsmen who also ran from the attacks and later gave an account that a total of more than 40cattle were taken by the military.”

Another source narrates how one woman who was still breastfeeding was killed in the bush where she had gone to cultivate vegetable commonly called, “Njamanjama”, “They went up to the forest and killed one lady who just put to birth five months ago. She was up the forest where they work vegetables.”

“They shot three people at Tsih, while at Chuku two young girls and three women, were killed. Chuku is found around the health centre. The rest of the killing took place at Pa Gwei’s compound still in that area. That is where even the Amba ‘General’ was shot. The operation was led by a certain Babary, commander of the Tubah Gendarmerie Brigade. He was very furious and wanted to shoot a group of other civilians gathered around Chuku but he had a bitter disagreement with another soldier, they ended up letting the people free. That is when Commander Bakary went up to the house around the health centre and shot at women” The source narrated.

Another source confirms the figures to CNA adding that it is still difficult to get full details because Soldiers were still carrying out searches even on Sunday evening.” Well, night breaking Saturday the 29/02/2020, the military stormed the upper Kejom Ketinguh where some Amba elements believed to be hiding. This operation cost the village 10 lives, provision stores and several houses burnt. A thorough search is still going on. After some days we will get the number. So many Innocent civilian fall victims.”

Going by the witnesses 11 civilians were killed including the wife of the Ambazonia ‘General’. CNA has been able to obtain videos and pictures from Small Babanki including the five months old child lying innocently beside her dead mother, women lying on the ground and in bushes.

A Remake of Ngarbuh?

The murder of women and children in Small Babanki comes 15 days after government forces invaded Ngarbuh village in Ndu subdivision, Donga Mantung division in the same region. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA puts the death toll at 22, while the Human Rights Watch said that 21 civilians died in the hands of government forces.

A compound around Chuku where women were killed

An investigative team has gone to the site, but the government has arrested potential witnesses and survivors claiming that 5 people died and 7 separatists in an operation they described as collateral damage.

The world has condemned the Ngarbuh attack on civilians calling for an impartial investigation into the killing.

Main Witness Missing

Nfor Yacubu also known as Mallam Danjuma who was the first to provide information to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch was arrested by government forces on February 24, 2020, and taken to Ndu town but was later nowhere to be found. Cameroon News Agency gathered that some Pastors and family members went to the Ndu Gendarmerie brigade but could not find him. Late Saturday, February 29, his body was said to have been found in Kikaikilaiki, Bui division in the northwest region. It is believed that he was killed and abandoned there. But the family said they could not find the body of their son in kikaikilaiki in Bui after an alert on Saturday, February 29, that his body was found. The family has searched at the Ndu Gendarmerie brigade where he was first locked up but could not see him. No security official has commented nor debunked claims they had killed the whistleblower. His body has not been found and his whereabouts unknown.

Other witnesses and survivors have escaped as pressure mounted on them by the government~Cameroon News Agency (CNA)

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Always follow websites of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus: 
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition

Follow WHO guidelines www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes ,organizations or individual.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources  then it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Don't rely on social media messages that the lockdown will last for more than 3 months. Check any related information only on Government Web Portals and social media platforms of various Government Agencies.

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But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they are developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

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