The Southern Cameroons Communications Secretary, Milton Taka has called for an investigation into the killing of Ambazonia detainees in Yaoundé and the Buea prison facilities during a protest staged in the Yaounde Central prison and that of Buea in the Southern Zone of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.
According to Ambazonia Interim Government intelligence services, the Southern Cameroons victims succumbed to wounds from bullets fired by Cameroon government forces deployed to the detention centers under the direct supervision of French Cameroun Justice Minister Laurent Esso.
In a statement on Sunday, Southern Cameroons Vice President Dabney Yerima called on the AU, EU and the UN authorities to investigate and hold all the French Cameroun perpetrators of violence against the people of Southern Cameroons accountable.
The Southern Cameroons State television, SCBC reported that troops loyal to the Biya Francophone regime without any mercy, confronted the Southern Cameroons detainees with live ammunition. In Yaounde, at least four detainees were shot dead while 5 others died in SED where they were detained after the riot. There are conflicting figures as to those killed in the Buea prison. What we do know is that the killings in Buea were carried out by elements of the French Cameroun’s Rapid Intervention Battalion originally deployed to the Southern Zone of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia to crush the resistance.
The Ambazonia Interim Government ordered a complete and total lockdown of the territory for two days beginning today the 30th of July 2019. The killings have prompted some Ambazonian cabinet members to call for the so-called talks with the Yaounde regime in Geneva, Switzerland to be suspended.
In a telephone conversation with our chief political correspondent, the Ambazonia Vice President Dabney Yerima observed that “Ambazonians cannot sit at any negotiating table with those killing Southern Cameroons women and children. Killing peaceful Southern Cameroons civilians is an unacceptable crime that needs immediate accountability”.
At the time of filing this report news filtered that an armed group sponsored by the French Cameroun Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji has kidnapped a Roman Catholic priest Rev Fr Peter Foleng around the Bamenda district. Our source hinted that the action took place between Friday and Sunday and nothing seems to have been heard about the Man of God.
By Chi Prudence Asong