Southern Cameroons most ardent supporters in the Douala metropolis, John Fru Nsoh has responded to the announcement of the release of the leaders and activists detained in Yaoundé. From Douala, John Fru Nsoh gave his opinion via a Radio Balafon microphone. He saluted the Paul Biya gesture but however expressed reservations.
“If everyone is released it is a very good thing. But the President of the Republic must take another step to withdraw the 1359 soldiers he deployed by decree in the Northwest and Southwest.” For him, it is the only way to bring down the tension completely and encourage a continuation of a calm recovery and peaceful negotiations with the Yaounde authorities.
“If he does, it will calm down the tension and the children will go to school without fear. I submit that this is a very important step that has just been made. For more than 7 months I have always said that there are three things to do: re-establish the Internet connection, release everyone and bring down the tension in the area by removing all the soldiers who are everywhere there. If the soldiers are still there, how are we going to start negotiations? He wondered aloud.
The renowned Anglo-saxon jurist further opined that the soldiers sent recently to Bamenda have other objectives than the protection of the populations. Said John Fru Nsoh, “Since the goal of the leaders’ liberation is to find themselves at the table to negotiate with the authorities and get us out of this crisis. The soldiers are not there to protect the citizens. There are some who are there for other purposes. We must leave on the spot only the police forces that were there before this crisis “.
By Sonne Peter
Cameroon Intelligence Report