HORRIFYING footage allegedly showing Cameroon militia executing women and children has emerged, sparking an Amnesty International investigation.
The disturbing clip shows the two females, both with very young kids, being blindfolded and shot dead after they are accused of being part of the Boko Haram terror group.
Harrowing footage allegedly shows Cameroon soldiers executing women and children – a claim the government has firmly denied
Cameroon’s leaders has denied its soldiers appear in the sick footage and called it “fake news”.
The authenticity of the video has not been verified and it is unclear when the footage was filmed.
It comes as Cameroon combats Boko Haram extremists in the north along the Nigerian border and Anglophone separatists in parts of the west.
The graphic video has been slammed by human rights organisations.
Amnesty International has vowed to investigate after saying it has “gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children.”
Cameroon president Paul Biya has ordered an investigation, but his government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary has denied its contents.
A gunman is shown firing several rounds towards the helpless group.
Boko Haram has terrorised the Cameroon-Nigeria border for years with their own sick brand of jihad.
One of the soldiers is shown slapping one of the victims in the face, before saying: “You are BH, you are going to die.”
The squaddies appear to shoot them as other civilians watch.
One of the uniformed men says in French that it is a heavy burden executing people but they don’t have another option.
Bakary said the camouflage uniforms in the video were faked with the intention of destroying its reputation.
In 2014 the group shocked the world when it kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls from a state run school in Chibok
“The combat uniforms used by the Cameroonian army in such circumstances are standard combat suits, namely heavy helmets, bulletproof vests and rangers’ boots. This is obviously not the case in the video,” Bakary said.
“The weapons displayed by the alleged soldiers presented in the video are not those used by the Cameroonian army in this area of operation.”
Amnesty International said analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms, along with witness testimonies, “all strongly suggest that the perpetrators of the executions are Cameroonian soldiers.”
“Given the gravity of these horrific acts – the cold-blooded and calculated slaughter of women and young children – these hasty and dismissive denials cast serious doubt over whether any investigation will be genuine,” said Samira Daoud, deputy director of Amnesty International’s West Africa office.
Cameroon’s security is a growing issue as the country faces elections in October.