Watch BBC prove 'fake' killing really did happen

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Watch BBC prove 'fake' killing really did happen

Cameroon govt forced to arrest seven soldiers after analysis shows viral video of slaying is genuine

Aliaume Leroy and Ben Strick


In July 2018, a disturbing video started doing the rounds on social media.
It showed two women, one with a young child on her back and another young child behind being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers. The women and young child are then blindfolded and shot 22 times, with the baby still on the one woman’s back.
The Cameroonian government dismissed it as fake news. But BBC Africa Eye conducted a forensic analysis of the footage, proving exactly where it happened, when it happened – and who was responsible for the killings.
Now seven soldiers have been arrested and imprisoned pending the outcome of a court trial.
In the video (see above), and a series of tweets (see below), BBC Africa explained exactly how it conducted the investigation of the video above.
(Warning: The video contains disturbing content)

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