The Ministry of Defence hereby informs; on themorning of Saturday, 08 October 2022 at about 10:00 a.m, following a tip-off from inhabitants, the Defence Forces carried out an important combing operation in the locality of Ndjotin, near Kumbo, Bui Division, North-West Region. The operation was aimed at dismantling a horde of terrorists and disciples of the self-proclaimed General « No Pity » who were spreading terror and desolation in the locality and its surroundings.
As the infiltration section approached the area, a group of heavily armed terrorists fired indiscriminately in an attempt to stop their movement. The Defence Forces responded proportionately and professionally,
and were able to contain the terrorists, with the following outcome recorded:
About ten terrorists neutralised and others injured while escaping; Several hostages set free; 15 weapons of war seized.
A few hours later, an amateur video went viral on the blogosphere, showing some elements of the Defence Forces who were involved in the Ndjotin operation, busy molesting one of the acolytes of the above-mentioned showman General, accusing him of having helped his master escape by alerting him of the presence of soldiers.
The soldiers in question perpetrated acts of violence on the victim, which are in gross violation of human rights and the legal instruments that apply to the Defence Forces. The soldiers in the video have already been identified and arrested. The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence firmly condemns this act which undermines
the image of our Defence Forces. Investigations prescribed and immediately opened by local administrative and judicial authorities as well as the Defence and Security Forces will shed full light on, and establish the magnitude of
and responsibilities in this unfortunate incident.The investigations shall follow due legal process.