Ghost town in Mamfe: Angry youths burn down mayor’s car 3

Some angry Southern Cameroon youths in Mamfe, the chief town in Manyu Division have reportedly burnt down a vehicle belonging to the mayor, John Ayuk Takunchong. The youth were protesting against the mayor’s hostile stance towards the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium.

Sources in Manyu say the mayor drove out early this morning with a gang of pro CPDM militants to prepare the grand stand for the outlawed 11 February celebrations when the population decided that they had gotten enough of his provocative actions.

We gathered that Ayuk Takuchong had long been cautioned and told to listen only to the interim leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium. The mayor who himself had been a victim of Francophone marginalization following three attempts at joining the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun but was rejected on grounds that he lacked a mastery of the French language remains an ally of one popular Manyu traditional ruler, Chief Tabetando of Bachuo Ntai on whose command he is sabotaging the people’s revolution.

The angry youth are threatening to set his house and office ablaze after torching his car. The Manyu administration has however not conformed the news.

By Ebai Kenneth