Bamenda (National Times)-Four persons have been beheaded across Cameroon’s restive English-Speaking Regions between Wednesday and Thursday April 25th under murky circumstances as the Biya Regime and the European Union parliament continue to quarrel over a way out of a crisis inching towards a third year.
On Wednesday April 24th, the lifeless body of a gendarmerie officer, Adama Asana was spotted in Muyuka. Asana was beheaded and the rest of his body parts dismembered. unknown gunmen abducted him earlier on Tuesday.
At nightfall same day, a human head was discovered on a bridge in Ekombe-Bonji Village, Mbonge Sub Division. Locals bumped into the human head on the said spot around 9PM. The body of the individual murdered is yet to be located.
In the night of Wednesday breaking Thursday April 25th, gunmen suspected to be separatists’ fighters stormed the home of retired sergeant Arthur Banka Tah at Zanjeufeu Quarter in Wum, Menchum Division killing him in the process.
The officer who served in Wum and went on retirement a few months back was beheaded and his body dismembered.
Early Thursday April 25th, gunmen surfaced on bike around Hospital Roundabout in the city of Bamenda, North West Region dropping a human head on the road. The situation provoked gunfire exchange with security forces. The food market of the metropolis was shutdown abruptly while city life around the incident scene was halted. Relative calm only returned later in the day.
Observers have expressed fear of the situation further deteriorating if urgent actions are not taken to put the situation under control. It was on April 18th that the European Union parliament released a resolution on the crisis blaming both separatists’ and the government.
The Biya regime has since went on an offensive challenging the EU parliament statement. Government ministers, regime allies , the senate president , President of the National Assembly among others have challenged the European lawmakers to visit Cameroon and get updates on the situation.
Diplomatic and political postures in Cameroon have left many predicting that, the crisis is far from coming to an end as more persons continue to die under terrible circumstances.