PRESS RELEASE: United States Condemns Violence

Friday, October 11, 2019

The U.S. Embassy condemns the horrific late September aggravated assault, murder, and beheading of a female prison official and mother of three in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.  We extend our deepest condolences to her surviving family.

We urge the authorities to undertake a thorough and balanced investigation of this and other atrocities and bring the perpetrators to a fair and transparent trial.

More violence is not the answer.  We call on both sides to the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest to abjure further violence and to enter into an open-ended dialogue without pre-conditions.

For more information, please contact:
United States Embassy in Yaounde, Press Section, Tel 22 20 15 00, ext 4162 or 4273.