Panic has reportedly grip the Francophone regime in Yaoundé as the city of Buea continues to respect ghost town operations put in place by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium. It is evidently clear that schools will not reopen their doors in Buea despite incessant signals from agents of the Biya administration calling on all academic establishments to do so.
The civil disobedience campaign has been intensified and West Cameroonians in the city of Buea have been staging the ghost town operation as instructed by the Southern Cameroons Governing Council and the Consortium. A note of caution has been sounded to the Buea business community to respect the directives of the interim leader of Southern Cameroons. It is a difficult situation currently being discussed by top CPDM officials and some parents in the Buea County.
It should be recalled that four shops that had opened their doors when the civil disobedience campaign was instituted were set on fire in retaliation. The disgraced mayor of the Buea municipality, Ekema Patrick had forced the owners the day before to open their shops in spite of the warnings given by the Consortium. A police investigation that was launched after the incident to date has not yielded any results.
A militant group fighting for the restoration of the independence of Southern Cameroons recently made it public that fire remains its only tool in the implementation of ghost town operation throughout the entire Southern Cameroons territory. The militants have also threatened to erect a stone wall at Mile 16.
By Eyong Johnson
Cameroon Intelligence Report