The US military has started a formal inquiry into allegations that US-backed Cameroonian troops tortured suspected terrorists at a base that was also frequently used by US military advisers.
US military launches inquiry into torture allegations at Cameroon base | CNNPolitics
Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US Africa Command which oversees all US troops in Africa, initiated the inquiry, which is aimed at determining if any US personnel were aware of the alleged torture being carried out by the Cameroonian soldiers.
“I can confirm that at the request of the AFRICOM commander an inquiry is being conducting into the Cameroon torture allegations,” US Army Major Audricia Harris told CNN Friday.
The allegations were first made by Amnesty International in a report published in July. Their report said dozens of suspected supporters of the terror group Boko Haram “were held incommunicado, tortured, and sometimes killed by Cameroonian security forces in facilities run by the military and intelligence services.”