16, January 2018
Ambazonian cocoa farmers have been forced to abandon their crops and flee the violence from the Francophone security forces.
Tens of thousands of people from the Southern Cameroons have been forced to flee across the border into Nigeria in the last three months, to escape increasingly brutal violence by Francophone security forces of the country’s despotic Francophone leader, 84-year-old Paul Biya, who has been in power 37 years.
The violence started in 2016, but at the start was almost entirely one-sided violence, with the Francophone security forces violently attacking peaceful Anglophone protesters.
The violence in the Anglophone regions of Cameroons has resulted in a significant split in Cameroon’s Catholic Church, with accusations being launched between Anglophone bishops and Francophone bishops.
Femi Falana, lead counsel for President Sisiku AyukTabe and his top aides abducted in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja has informed the Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Security Adviser have assured Ambazonians that their leaders are still being held in Nigeria, and the Buhari administration would not deliberately violate International Law to extradite their leaders to any other country including La République du Cameroun.
The renowned Barrister Falana will be permitted to visit them any moment from now. Reports of multiple killings are circulating on social media and panic has gripped several schools, including in Buea, the capital of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia and in Muyuka and Tiko.
The United Nations is seeking to expand plans for resettling Ambazonia refugees in Nigeria.
Compiled by Chi Prudence Asong