Many of Southern Cameroonians were culled as children, under the pressures of a 56 years old hostile culture. Hundreds of Southern Cameroonian lives have been destroyed by an army from a country- La Republique du Cameroun that tells us we don’t belong. Many of our youth never survived October 1, 2017.
The ones who did have fled with life threatening wounds into the forest hiding from the Francophone colonial military hoping for when the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Governing Council finds enough international support or when Southern Cameroonians will feel strong enough to go forward without fear to proclaim themselves to the world.
Every one from Southern Cameroons including the so-called CPDM federalist Anglophones, walks around being terrified at the possibility of being murdered for who we are. Obviously this fear has grown more intense since the October 1 independence day celebration; to the point where some of us are turning to trivial issues such as who controls funds or which direction Barrister Agbor Balla or Dr Fontem Neba are heading to rather than face the new wave of hostility that has been rolling forward by the young and inexperience Francophone political elites such Joseph Beti Assomo, Governor Bernard Okalia and Rene Sadi who are killing our people. We recognize this.
Tomorrow Saturday the 14th of October is a day that the members of our Governing Council have said we should honor all those killed during our October 1 protest including the Ancestors of our land, who were taken from us forcefully for daring to be who they are- Ambazonians and whose lives were ended by a Francophone regime that rejected their existence. This is Southern Cameroons Day of Mourning and Resistance.
We are call upon to hold eucharistic celebrations in all the Roman Catholic Churches in Southern Cameroons including every other denomination. Be there and be a part of the Resistance.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai
Cameroon Concord News Group