Cameroon army denies shooting women and children

Cameroonian troops have been battling militant Islamists along the border with Nigeria

The Cameroonian military has denied that there are any government soldiers in a video which shows men in uniform shooting dead women and children.

The shocking video, which has caused outrage on social media in Cameroon, shows the men blindfolding a young girl as well as two women – one of whom has a baby strapped to her back.

Speaking French with Cameroonian accents, the men kill the group after accusing them of belonging to the jihadist group Boko Haram.

A source familiar with the area has told the BBC that the video was filmed in the northern region of Mayo Tsanaga where the Cameroonian army has a base.