The French Cameroun government has deployed extra troops at any meeting stations that the Southern Cameroons Governing Council has manage to set up in West Cameroon to prevent people from celebrating the independence day on October 1.
The 85 year old dictator, Paul Biya has ordered soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion to take control of any celebration ground that potentially get set up at football fields and civic buildings. The Secret Service has also been instructed to identify those in charge of facilitating the celebration.
“The Biya order has been conveyed and it will be executed with all normality,” hinted a close aide to the controversial governor of the Buea Province of Southern Cameroons. The Francophone regime is planning to dismantle all Independence Day logistics. But it is still not clear how Southern Cameroonians would go about the Independence Day festivities.
The Francophone government has reportedly increased pressure on Southern Cameroons pro Yaoundé political elites over the past week to halt the celebration, which it says is a violation of the constitution of the Republic of Cameroon.
Raids were carried out in Mamfe, Bamenda, Buea, Mundemba, Limbe, Wum and Kumbo by troops loyal to the government in French Cameroun during which hundreds of Southern Cameroonian activists and associates of the Governing Council were arrested. The voices of the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium have also been shut down.
The Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council Chairman, Sesekou Julius Tabe, however, has insisted the celebrations will go ahead. Meanwhile, President Biya is still not back in French Cameroun after a poor showing at the recent UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
Speaking earlier in London alongside Prof. Carlson Anyangwe, the chairman of the governing council said a unilateral declaration of independence would be “very right.”
By Chi Prudence Asong, CIR