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Cameroon government to investigate video showing execution of women and children

Cameroon’s government stated that it will open an investigation into a video that allegedly shows soldiers executing two women and their children, accusing them of being members of Boko Haram.

The mobile phone footage shows men in uniform similar to that of the Cameroonian military leading two women and their young children up a small hill, before they are blindfolded and murdered. The soldiers are heard telling them “You are going to die you BH,” referring to the Boko Haram Islamist group.

Though the government of Cameroon confirmed it will launch an investigation into the video, it spread doubt on its authenticity. ‘‘We haven’t authenticated yet, but I draw your attention to what we call fake news,” said Cameroonian government spokesperson Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

“Do not be peremptory in the attribution of this video to the Cameroonian army. Because the enemy is always able to slip into our defence and security forces to attribute to us such heinous crimes.”

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