The NCHRF in the piece holds the observation that, certain groups of people are making a fortune out of the prolonged crisis in the English-speaking Regions. It posits that, the crisis has brought immeasurable suffering on the local population.
The interior boss said, they have reports of 27 new separatists’ fighters who have renounced the course and are willing to return to the republic. However, he would not disclose further details as to their location, or divisions where such are found but asserted that, vehicles have been set in motion to bring the repentant fighters to the center.
Clashes pitting security forces and gunmen suspected to be separatists have pushed the local population out of their homes. Media reports on the current session of parliament have even quoted the opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) Member of Parliament for the area Honourable Joseph Mbah Ndam as stating that, his constituency is now nonexistent.
My dear brothers and sisters shamefully enough, we are living our own houses in the South West Region.. let me take our Meme.. many of you who are rich have taken your children to Douala, to Nkongsamba, to Yaounde and the rest, what will the poor man do… what will the poor ones do and why will you shamefully join the enemy territory to inscribe your children… you call yourselves ambazonians… it is illogical… it is contradictory. I’m appealing to all those who are in the bushes… the president of the republic has appealed to all those who are in the bushes.. you don’t need to live in prostitution, that is why, we have opted for dialogue and the dialogue is ongoing. There are many things that are ongoing.
Since president Biya first echoed the call while taking the oath of office on November 6th , 2018 before a joint session of the Senate and National Assembly, not much respond has emanated from the separatists’. There seems to be a high level of distrust between the state and the separatists’ fighters.
Gunshots were heard around the police station for about 30 minutes. Moments later, there was deafening silence. By nightfall, life had returned to normal in the Fiango neighbourhood. City dwellers went about their activities unperturbed but the security forces remained mobilised.
In 34 years, corruption has been on the rise. Most of those indicted in the current anti-corruption war in the country are former heavyweights of the CPDM party. Yet, this is a configuration which its leader Biya launched on a vision of rigour and moralisation. Today’s Cameroon is one in which, the line between the state and the ruling party the CPDM is somewhat invisible
Though no official reason has been given for such barricades, it is speculated that, the separatists’ footmen erected the walls in an attempt to block security operatives from combing their hideouts.
The priest of Central African Republic (CAR) nationality was said to be on a journey to N’Djamena in the republic of Tchad. He had reportedly decided to rest in Ngaoundere the night the unexpected happened to him.
The National Times gleaned that, the deceased was pregnant. She was reportedly returning to her base in the nation’s economic capital Douala after visiting relatives in the village of Teke-Kumba III sub Division.
Gunmen had used the car in the night of Tuesday March 19 to kidnap the former penitentiary boss to the unknown. Reports hold that, the same persons looted some items from the home of their victim during the night of the kidnap.
Besides this, a video of the students taken in the hideout of separatists’ fighters has surfaced online. In the video, the students are overheard being threatened to confess allegiance to the separatists’ state of Ambazonia.