On 30 November 2018, Mr. Chris Anu, Secretary of Communications and IT for the Ambazonia Interim Government-in-exile pronounced over ABC TV that “Ghost Towns” are suspended across Ambazonia territory. On 1 December 2018, the Secretary Chris clarified over ABC TV that the “Ghost Towns” is suspended from 3 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. In response, Ambazonia Self-Defence Council (ASC), the command and control system prosecuting the Ambazonia Liberation War, issues the following statement:
- The Ambazonia Self-Defence Council (ASC) categorically rejects Secretary Chris Anu’s pronouncement suspending Ghost Towns. We are at war and we will continue to fight so long as forces and administrators of La Republique du Cameroun (LRC) remain present and continue to kill our citizens within our territory.
- Popularly known as “Country Sundays”, Ghost Towns is a civil disobedience non-violent signature activity of the Ambazonia Liberation War. For two years now, we have been staging peaceful protest marches and sit-in home strikes to press across the globe to demand for the restoration of our statehood and freedom of our revered President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, nine members of his cabinet and scores of others in detention since the crisis started in late 2016.
- We urge every person within Ambazonia to comply with civil disobedience non-violent Monday Ghost Towns obligations. The security threat level is higher now and your prompt compliance to instructions that are enforced by Restoration Forces is a choice between life and dead. Remain vigilant, strictly follow instructions, and stay safe.