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Activities timidly resume in Buea after 10 days of lockdown

Life is gradually returning to Buea in the South West Region of Cameroon after 10 days of complete lockdown.

Inhabitants of Buea and its environs have remained indoors since September 30, 2018, following a curfew imposed by the administration from September 30 to October 1, 2018. Despite the upliftment of the curfew at 6:00 am on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the denizens decided remained indoors since then. Even on October Election Day, the streets and polling stations were completely deserted.

Movements, circulation of taxis and intra-urban buses, private vehicles and business premises were all shutdown.

Today, the town is gradually regaining steam as circulation of taxis in and out of the town could be spotted and some business premises have been opened.

Few persons are seen moving from one street to another carrying out their daily activities.

At the Mile 17 Motor Park, Buea, taxis and buses are transporting commuters from one destination to another. Petite businesses and those hawking other commodities are spotted at the Park.

Security officers are also seen at the Motor Park in their hulux, while others are on foot patrolling inside the Park for any eventuality.

It is hope that the town and its environs will fully regain steam in the days ahead as many people are observing how things will unfold in the coming days.

Meanwhile, gunshots could still be heard last night in neighbourhoods like Bomaka, Mile 18, Mile 16.

Sources say there have been fierce battles between the Pro-independence fighters and the military.



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