The abduction of a four months old pregnant woman in Okoyong, Mamfe Central, Manyu State on January 11, 2024, stands as a stark violation of fundamental human rights, showcasing a chilling disregard for the lives of innocent Ambazonian citizens. Ms. Tandu Bernice, in her fourth month of pregnancy, fell victim to a harrowing incident wherein an individual affiliated with the terrorist organization Militaire Camerounaise fatally shot her.

The driver of the commercial vehicle, tasked with transporting Ms. Tandu Bernice,

Tragically, Ms. Bernice’s life was cut short in a senseless act of violence perpetrated against her and the broader community.

The dire circumstances leading to Ms. Bernice’s untimely demise unravel a distressing narrative of systemic corruption and impunity.

The driver of the commercial vehicle, tasked with transporting Ms. Tandu Bernice, courageously defied a demand for a petty bribe, an amount scarcely exceeding one dollar.

Infuriated by the driver’s refusal to yield to their illicit demands, the Cameroon’s Occupation Forces callously resorted to indiscriminate violence.

This principled stance, though morally sound, sparked a malevolent reaction from Cameroun army personnel.

With callous disregard for human life, they callously sprayed bullets upon the vehicle, an act that tragically claimed the life of Ms. Bernice.

The magnitude of the atrocity underscores the urgent need for accountability and justice in the face of such egregious human rights violations.

Ms. Bernice’s untimely demise serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threats faced by vulnerable populations of Ambazonia.

The targeting of pregnant women, symbolic of hope and new life, epitomizes the depths of depravity to which perpetrators of violence stoop in pursuit of their nefarious agendas.

Such heinous acts not only devastate individual lives but also fracture the social fabric of communities, leaving behind a trail of grief and trauma.

In commemorating Ms. Tandu Bernice’s memory, we must renew our commitment to upholding the inherent dignity and rights of every individual, irrespective of their circumstances.

It is incumbent upon the international community to condemn such egregious violations and hold accountable those responsible for perpetrating atrocities against innocent civilians.

As we confront the sobering reality of Ms. Bernice’s tragic fate, let us stand in solidarity with the Ambazonian community, offering solace and support in their quest for truth, justice, and lasting peace.

May Ms. Tandu Bernice’s legacy serve as a catalyst for meaningful change,

inspiring collective action towards a future where human rights are upheld, and every life is cherished and protected.

As we confront the sobering reality of Ms. Bernice’s tragic fate.

#Pregnant and Captive: The Untold Tragedy of Cameroon’s Occupation Forces