Cameroon: With or against us: People of the North-West region of Cameroon caught between the army, armed separatists and militias

Since 2017, the inhabitants of Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, the North-West and the South-West, have been caught between armed separatist groups, the army and militias, and subjected to unlawful killings, rapes, abductions and property destructions.

In the North-West in particular, long-standing conflicts between Mbororo Fulani herders and farmers have been fuelling armed violence. As the situation deteriorated, militias, mainly composed of Mbororo Fulani, supported or tolerated by the authorities, committed atrocities against populations. The political and judicial authorities have responded to this situation with further human rights violations.

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