Thousands of National Identity Cards have been abandoned at different police identification posts in La Republique du Cameroun. The Biya Francophone regime recently announced that it is concern about the situation and security officials at the General Delegation of National Security in Yaoundé were examining the issue. Some of the abandoned ID Cards were produced since 2011 and even more disturbing is the fact that thousands have expired without having been collected.
The tribal security apparatus of the Yaoundé regime is presently attempting to simplify the procedure of getting a national identity card. State radio and television reported that the main reason why Cameroonians are in no rush to claim the cards is the fact that the receipt issued is considered a valid identification document.
The three months validity for the receipt was intended to give the owner enough time to claim the real card. Officials of the General Delegation of National Security fear this practice is fast gaining grounds. Since the new identification system has been put in place 78,000 ID cards have been abandoned. The Police recently issued a communiqué advising owners to report to the various police posts where the application was deposited to collect their abandoned cards.
Reacting to the news of the abandoned national identity cards, Cameroon Intelligence Report desk editor in Yaounde observed that “We cannot rule out that these are the fake national ids which, as it is said in Cameroon, are used to rig elections, create non-existent voters.”