5, November 2019
The leadership of the Southern Cameroons Interim Government (IG) has reaffirmed the determination of the people of Ambazonia to continue with the resistance until their demands for separation are met by the international community.
The exiled leaders headed by Vice President Dabney Yerima, said in a statement on Monday that the people of Southern Cameroons have increasingly witnessed French Cameroun’s genocidal campaign, corruption, tyranny and recklessness over the years and that only an independent state of Ambazonia would bring the war to an end.
Comrade Dabney Yerima described French Cameroun’s army atrocities in Southern Cameroons and the deteriorating security situation created by armed militia groups sponsored by the regime in Yaoundé as frightening and warned of a bleak future if the Ambazonian diaspora failed to invest in the Amba Bonds Project. Three years on, the Southern Cameroons people are still sticking to their demands for complete independence, and they are resolved to keep up the struggle for freedom, Yerima added.
Yaoundé has responded to the protests with lethal force, drawing international criticism. French Cameroun authorities have also detained human rights campaigners, broken up major Ambazonia Interim Government institutions and jailed the leaders of the Southern Cameroons resistance to life in prison.
Since the start of the Southern Cameroons popular protests, the Biya Francophone regime has arrested prominent Ambazonian figures and rights activists, and conducted mass trials of civilians at the Yaoundé military tribunal.
The United States government has lashed out at Yaoundé for the rampant torture of Southern Cameroons prisoners as well as numerous lengthy jail terms meted on Ambazonians.
By Chi Prudence Asong