24, April 2017
A small group of Francophone soldiers dressed as civilians have staged an ‘Anti-Ghost Town’ march in Bamenda. The troops attempted to lure the Okada riders to join them but met with a stone wall. The young military men and women parked their vehicle at Below Foncha Street from where they were given white tee shirts and placards to carry out the demonstration.
The troops are part of a regiment deployed to protect the chaotic university games currently going on in Bamenda. The scantily attended march denounced the observation of ghost town put in place by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium.
The Francophone soldiers marched through Ngeng Junction, Fokou, Nkwen and stopped at the Grand Stand where a statement crafted by the ruling CPDM crime syndicate was read. The so-called anti ghost town marchers held banners with writings aimed at dissuading the Bamenda population from observing ghost town.
However, the anti ghost town parade was greeted with an effective civil disobedience on the ground as the soldiers carried on their activity. The Bamenda anti ghost town march is a follow up to those organized in Limbe, Kumba as well as Buea.
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Concord News Group