A huge regiment of the Francophone army has taken over the North West region. People who have traveled to Bamenda, the capital of the North-West Region since last week have been subjected to vigorous and intimidating controls by the elements of the French speaking defense and security forces.
Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that at the entrance as well as at the exit, everything is thoroughly searched and things thought to be dangerous or suspicious are confiscated. The army has embarked on a vicious campaign of seizing telephones, I pads and any social media equipment from Anglophone citizens. Southern Cameroonian travelers who do not have ID cards are placed in police custody on the roadside.
The situation in the Bamenda metropolis is still tensed as several dozen well-armed men patrolled and protect sensitive sites. Bamenda has been the epicenter of tensions around the Anglophone claims for a Southern Cameroons state. Popular uprisings have paralyzed social and economic activities for several months in the two English-speaking regions of the country, the Southwest and the North-West.
The Biya regime which has decided to militarize the city of Bamenda affirmed recently through its controversial spokesman, Issa Tchiroma that it has not, however closed the door following negotiations with teachers and lawyers whose strike was the origin of the popular uprisings recorded in Bamenda and Buea.
By Rita Akana in Bamenda