New York

15 January 2021

Note to Correspondents – on Cameroon

In response to questions on Cameroon, the Spokesman had the following to say:
The Secretary-General is concerned about the persistent violence in the North-West and South-West regions, in which civilians continue to pay a terrible price. He takes note of the willingness of the Government of Cameroon to launch an investigation into the 10 January incident in Mautu (South-West Region) that reportedly left at least 10 civilians dead. He also condemns the attack on the convoy of the prefect of the department of Momo last week. He extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded.
The Secretary-General urges the Cameroonian authorities to take all necessary measures to swiftly bring the perpetrators of both attacks to justice and enhance the protection of civilians. The Secretary-General further reiterates his call on all parties to cease hostilities and engage in a political dialogue to end the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions.