Cameroon has been accused of annexing a foreign territory. A Central African Republic national daily newspaper, Centrafric Matin, made public recently in its 2279 edition published on August 9, 2016 that the Cameroon military has occupied portions of Central African Republic territory. The paper in a well-researched write-up revealed that the localities of Nana-Mambéré and Louham-Péndé have been taken over by a contingent of the Cameroon army. The Bangui based publication further stated that the Biya regime was deeply involved in Central African Republic politics with the complicity of the UN.
The author of the article cited a local MP from Koui constituency who confirmed that Cameroonian troops have annexed the Central African territory to about 15 kilometers inside the country. Another elected MP from the town of Niem-Nyelowa observed in the report that Cameroonian Fulani groups now reign supreme in the region. The write-up added that Central African civil servants were moving away from the areas under Cameroon military control.
It is evidently clear and precise that the Cameroon service men and women deployed in the Central African Republic are under UN leadership and Cameroon does not nurture any aggressive tendencies towards its neighbours. However, the revelations from Centrafric Matin cannot be ignored by the public. Asked to comment on the report, the Cameroon military spokesman, Colonel Didier Badjeck shied away saying that only the presidency has legitimate authority to comment on the matter.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with files from Rita Akana