Southern Cameroons Crisis: The Battle for Buea and the lack of an enemy 0

The Biya Francophone army’s initial assault on Southern Cameroons was meant to be a show of superior military might and overwhelming force. But the reality on the ground is very different as Ambazonian Self-Defense Forces are now heading to Buea, the historic capital of British Southern Cameroons.

The Ambazonian fighters arrived at the gates of Muea early today the 15 of May, 2018, less than a month after the Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia united all self defense grounds into the Ambazonia Self-Defense Council Restoration Forces. And with the decisive battle for Buea looming, the UK House of Common has reportedly held a debate on the crisis in Southern Cameroons.

But there was a problem with today’s attacks in Buea launched by the Southern Cameroons Restoration Forces – the lack of an enemy. There was small arms fire from government forces and by close to evening this had petered out entirely. The city looked as if it had been deserted by government soldiers.

Immediately after the attacks, the French Cameroun army arrested several innocent civilians and it is still unclear if the Amba fighters trooped in from Muyenge or Kumba.  Today’s scene in Buea was really like a movie and it sounded great to the majority following of the Interim Government.  There was panic everywhere, men and women screaming and shouting, running across, lots of noise, lots of energy, but it wasn’t a long battle.

By Chi Prudence Asong