Southern Cameroons Secretary of the Economy says Biya regime forces targeting the educated in genocide
Southern Cameroons Secretary of the Economy, Hon. Tabenyang Brado has said that French Cameroun government forces are specifically targeting Ambazonian university graduates in their genocide campaign currently going on in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia. The Ambazonian cabinet minister who made a brief stop in London from a fund raising trip in Italy revealed that more than two thousand university graduates including Southern Cameroons new generation of elites have been killed by French Cameroun army soldiers.
Tabenyang pointed out that the Interim Government gathered from the more 40,000 Southern Cameroonians who fled to neighbouring Nigeria that Ambazonian university students and degree holders were singled out and disproportionately targeted by Cameroon government security forces.
During a town hall briefing hosted by Cameroon Concord News Sessekou Asu Isong in London, Tabenyang also noted that the Francophone soldiers were slaughtering the educated and independent opinion leaders in Southern Cameroons so that there would be no Ambazonian leaders left willing to speak up against French Cameroun pervasive abuse.
The people of Kendem village in Upper Banyang in the Manyu County watched as the elder brother of the Cameroon Concord News Group chairman and editor begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 55-year-old retired gendarmerie officer away. It was the last time they saw him alive.
“My elder brother pleaded with the military not to kill him; he showed them his ID card and said, ‘I’m a gendarme, I’m a gendarme.’ But the Biya Francophone regime had planned to kill our enlighten people, including my elder brother,” said Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai.
“After the attacks in Kwa Kwa, Muyenge, Belo, Menka-Pinyin, Bekora, Menji, Kendem, Dadi, Batibo Where are the unemployed degree holders? Where are the Ambazonian teachers that were paid only by the Parents Teachers Association? They have all been killed” Tabenyang wondered aloud.
The Secretary of the Economy added that there are several educated Ambazonians left in the rural areas, but they will never raise their voices. They are too afraid and they do not have the Jua Paulinus courage.
The US ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Barlerin observed recently that this targeting is well-organized, coordinated, and systematic. The Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia has documented a system of institutionalized discrimination and segregation of Southern Cameroonians that is meant to erase the Anglophone identity. Researchers from the International Crisis Group see comparisons between what is happening in Southern Cameroons and the Rwandan genocide.
“Burning down our towns and villages and killing our university graduates is one way to destroy our culture and remove our history. Its part of the genocide tactic put in place by the Biya Francophone regime. More than 40,000 Southern Cameroonians have fled the state-sponsored terrorism to Nigeria and some 160,000 have been displaced deep within the territory. The UN is still maintaining a kind of deliberate silence, saying it supports dialogue.
By Chi Prudence Asong