Troops loyal to the Biya Francophone regime backed by tanks have been deployed on the streets of the nation’s capital Yaoundé with others around the presidential palace, state radio and television today morning as rumours of a coup attempt spread after the 86 year old dictator travelled to Paris, France.
The government has not commented on the recent deployment around the palace of President Paul Biya but Cameroon Intelligence Report sources say the decision is to prepare for a counter offensive.
All the armed forces in French Cameroun including the elite force known as the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) in a country – which has seen only one attempted coup since independence are on top alert.
Several people around Etoudi and Poste Centrale have remained indoors as soldiers and tanks moved into place. But many people are still going about their daily activities causing traffic jams.
Paul Biya continues to kill to stay in power, cheered on by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Both Biya and his UN acolyte Guterres are set to meet in Paris tomorrow Wednesday the 13th of November.
By Sama Ernest in Yaounde