Anatomy of a Killing - BBC News

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In July 2018 a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers. The captives are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times.


The government of Cameroon initially dismissed the video as “fake news.” But BBC Africa Eye, through forensic analysis of the footage, can prove exactly where this happened, when it happened, and who is responsible for the killings.

Warning: this video contains disturbing content

Investigation by Aliaume Leroy and Ben Strick.
Produced by Daniel Adamson and Aliaume Leroy.
Motion Graphics: Tom Flannery

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Thee investigation techniques are very impressive!

Author — Taylor Delma


Weak cowards shooting women and children makes my blood boil.

Author — Rusty Shackleford


don't call them 'soldiers'...they are just criminals / murderers in uniform!

Author — sgtjoe2008


This is what called investigative journalism. Kudos to BBC.

Author — Jay dev


these are not people they are monsters

Author — heather lacovara


I haven't slept in days since seeing this video. Only my family keeps me sane. As a woman and a mother, my heart bleeds every time I think about the evil committed on this planet....why? Oh Lord why??? Please Angels blow the trumpets already. Humanity is lost

Author — Ifeoma Njoku


That child holding the mother's hand must be so scared and confused, my heart breaks whenever I see this jeez

Author — Vasilisa A


How can someone kill a innocent child Dear Lord :(

Author — beverly adams


Army are those who fight for those who can't defend themselves. These scums are doing the opposite. Shame on Cameroonian government for having women and children killers on their payroll.

Author — Mohd Khairul Muhamed


Investigative reporting is not fake news. Thank you for the outstanding work.

Author — Airik Luna


The deduction of the location and time of the event is beyond marvellous. This is detective work in real life.

Author — Ran Lin


These dudes need to get shot in the face with a bazokah

Author — TT 3MPIRE


Investigative journalists exposing these atrocities are the real heroes. RIP to these souls and I hope justice or karma finds its way to the monsters who are responsible.

Author — S Alvarez


Crazy ! Humans killing each other .
This was a deep investigation in honor of the babies fallen
No doubt about it .

Author — Adel Camac


This reminds me of Elton John's song,

Sandals in the bin.
Candle in the wind 😖

Author — you know i am right


What the hell is going on in the earth? My LORD come and reign the earth at the earliest.

Author — MINI MOL S


This is truly barbaric but also journalism used in a positive way to bring resolution to these horrific actions. Thank you for not giving up. I hope that these criminals never get out of prison.

Author — Viviane B


Where are the Americans who proclaim themselves as "those who fight against the tyrants and oppressors of democracy" won't they go there because they are poor, black and there is nothing interesting to take ?! Where are the rich nations, the world powers ... none of them will appear. Unfortunately Africa does not seem to exist for the world. It is unfortunate, sad and shameful for all of us!

Author — Juarez Campos


This is some absolutely stellar investigative journalism. Tremendous job BBC!

Author — MK Moreland


There Are In Heaven It Is So Sad The Way Those People With No Mercy Have Destroy God's Children's Outrageous Investigations I Love What You All Beautiful BBC Jernolist Have Done I Wish I could Be Part Of Your Team As Well I Love Your Work

Author — Silvia Rosa