Today’s incident it not new within the context of the Anglophone crisis. Weeks back, it was the home of deceased CPDMe elite, Cyprian Chou that went up in flames in Wum, Menchum Division. Chou is yet to be buried but anonymous audio messages attributed to separatists’ have been in circulation prohibiting the interment of the corpse in his native land. The authors claim Chou did not support the separatists while alive. His is due to be buried in May the national Times has learnt.
As findings advanced Wednesday, Adama’s body was discovered in a disfigured state. Sources briefed The National Times that, the head of the officer was decapitated. His other body parts the same sources maintained were tampered with. Another source said the corpse was dismembered.
Lele furthers that “ all Divisional Delegates are hereby instructed to resume duty in their respective places of work within two weeks with effect from the date of signature of this correspondence”. The Governor clarifies that, after the deadline, the SDO’s will ascertain those absent while persons willing to work in those areas will be appointed to take over the positions
Among the deceased, preliminary information is to the effect that, the driver of the truck and another woman is among the deaths. The details of the other victims remain out of public knowledge.
The institution won a cash prize of FCFA 150 million. The Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences of the University of Dschang came second as the National Advanced School of Engineering of the University of Maroua finished third. These runners up received cash prizes worth FCFA 100 million and FCFA 50 million respectively
It would be the first time IDPs are formerly included in the celebrations. Though taking a national appellation, most activities involving IDPs would take place in Yaoundé, the capital while the war continues to ravage towns and villages of Anglophone Cameroon. Despite its loftiness it maybe another smokescreen model to solve a political problem which goes beyond eventful celebrations.
It comes just four days after another attack in the village of Tchakamri in Kolofata Sub Division, Mayo Sava Division of the same Region left at least 9 persons dead. Tons of food stuffs and cash crops mostly onion suffered destruction following that attack.
Fru Ndi in that outing lamented that, thieves, armed and robbers have hijacked the Anglophone crisis which is very close to his heart. The reaction of the SDF chairman is in a class of its own for families and victims of abductions linked to the separatists’ movement.
He disclosed that, the gunmen first abducted his two workers on that faithful day, collected their phones and later called that someone should be sent to help identify a cattle to confirm if it belong to the chairman. This is how Kingsley Azeh Ndi brother of Fru Ndi set out for the ranch in Bafut for the exercise. The gunmen ended up kidnapping him.
Today’s incident is less rigid compared to a similar one last week. Then a mixed team of gendarme and police officers raided the same vicinity and two others within Kumba arresting anyone they suspected could have links with separatists’ fighters. Reports talked of at least 200 persons picked up for questioning then. Most regained their freedom after allegedly paying bribes worth FCFA 50.000.
On Monday last week, hours of gun battles rattled the entire Kosala vicinity putting inhabitants in panic. The neighbourhood is feared to be among the areas in Kumba suffering from the infiltration of gunmen claiming allegiance to the separatists’ movement.
Reports hold that, it is not the first time unknown gunmen are abducting Azeh. His abduction seems to be an affront to the opposition politician. Fru Ndi has in repeated outings maintained that, some members within the Biya regime are running counter separatists’ camps.
In the last quarter of 2018, the sister of the same politician was abducted in his native village. She was later released after spending days in the unknown. Fru Ndi’s home in his Baba II village also suffered arson in the last quarter of 2018. The authors of that attack also looted property.
If three points are grabbed in their next match, PWD club could be out of the red zone depending on the performance of the last two teams of group A ; Colombe and New Stars in their next games. Avion FC who are one point ahead of PWD could equally have an influence on the Bamenda club’s position, depending on how they play in their next match.
Religious authorities have been vocal in spirit and in the physical for an end to the Anglophone crisis and the Boko Haram incursions in the Northern Regions but the answer is yet to come.
In some of the services where these appeals are made, the high and the mighty of the Biya regime are always present but very little has changed