Southern Cameroons Vice President Dabney Yerima has cautioned armed grounds in Ground Zero that kidnappings have no place in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia. The VP was reacting following the kidnapping of a 16 year old girl (seen here) around Brasseries deport in Bamenda.
Speaking to Cameroon Concord News late on Sunday from Thuringen in Germany, Vice President Yerima said, kidnappings have no place in our Ambazonia, and promised that the Interim Government was going to establish channels to take care of those committing crimes and asking for ransom.
He also revealed that the Ambazonia Interim Government has been doing a lot in addressing the issue of kidnappings, but conceded that many involved in the crime are young men working for French Cameroun Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji who have the support and cover from the French Cameroun Rapid Intervention Battalion(BIR).
Recently in Southern Cameroons, many Ambazonian families complained of their loved ones being kidnapped and blamed it on the Ambazonia Restoration Forces. Several Southern Cameroons families have been forced to pay huge amounts of money to enable their family members gain their freedom.
A senior Southern Cameroons political commentator hinted that corruption in the Interim Government under the disgraced Dr Samuel Ikome and Chris Anu created a situation whereby armed groups eventually took control of some local governments and are changing policy to better suit their needs.
By Asu Isong in London