28, January 2018
A survey carried out by Cameroon Concord News Group shows that Southern Cameroonians now favour armed struggle against Cameroon government forces more than they did before the arrest of the President of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and 10 of his top aides in Abuja, Nigeria.
The survey’s results are a reflection of the opinions of Southern Cameroonian in the Meme, Menchum, Manyu, Fako, Bui and Mezam States as well as Ambazonians living in French Cameroun precisely in Yaoundé and Douala.
The study was conducted soon after the Nigerian Foreign Minister announced that the President Buhari administration had arrested the Ambazonian Interim Head of State following an operation staged by the DSS in Abuja.
According to Southern Cameroonians who participated in the poll, 76.5 percent picked the armed confrontation option, and only 10.2 percent chose the dialogue option. The same study found that support for the Southern Cameroons uprising is growing deep within Anglophone militants of the ruling CPDM.
The entire Southern Cameroons territory is currently under the control of the Francophone dominated armed forces, while the Biya regime is claiming to have initiated dialogue with English speaking Cameroonians.
The arrest of the Ambazonian leaders in Abuja sparked angry and, on occasions, deadly attacks against French Cameroun forceS.
By Rita Akana in Yaoundé