Biya’s Southern Cameroons war pushing Ambazonians into abject poverty 0

Cameroon government army soldiers and anti Ambazonia armed groups supported by French Cameroun Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji targeting Southern Cameroons civilian population in both the Northern and Southern Zones have further deepened the suffering of the Ambazonia population as the Interim Government under Comrade Dabney Yerima struggles to press ahead with fund raising activities to support the Restoration Forces.

During the past three years, the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime has destroyed hundreds of Southern Cameroons settlements and financial institutions on lame and ridiculous reasons that they were linked to separatists. Correspondingly living conditions in Southern Cameroons have become steadily worse.

Ever since the onset of the Ambazonia resistance, French Cameroun soldiers including heavily armed men sponsored by Minister Paul Atanga Nji (A Southern Cameroonian by birth), have committed huge number of atrocities killing women and children and restricting Southern Cameroons agrarian population from farming.

Yaoundé has also been staging attacks on medical facilities located in Southern Cameroons and hundreds of small businesses have been forced to shut down. This is while French Cameroun appointed governors and civil administrators continue to deceive national and international public opinion that the Biya regime is in control and merely confronting separatist fighters.

Withstanding close to three years of a genocidal campaign, Southern Cameroonians, aided by its diaspora in Europe, the Republic of South Africa and North America have managed to greatly contain the Francophone terrorists passing for Cameroon government army soldiers.

The French Cameroun government onslaught in Southern Cameroons presently being staged by the gendarmerie, elements of the Rapid Intervention Battalion(Bir), the French Cameroun army and the Francophone dominated police force  have greatly exacerbated suffering among the traumatized Ambazonia populace following the war that has killed nearly 4000 people and displaced half a million.

The Ambazonia leader President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and his top aides detained at the Kondengui High Security Prison in Yaounde have urged the international community to hold the Biya Francophone regime accountable for the crimes in Southern Cameroons. The leader and his cabinet recently indulged in a hunger strike action to attract international attention to the plight of the Southern Cameroons people.

Vice President Dabney Yerima is expected to announce a major change in policy in the Southern Cameroons revolution this coming week.  According to the United Nations, some 40,000 Southern Cameroonians are now refugees in Nigeria and the figure is expected to rise. 95 percent of Southern Cameroonians now subsist beneath the poverty line. Independent pharmacies that provided medicines, blood derivatives and dialysis supplies have all disappeared and above all, Southern Cameroons HIV patients are dying in their numbers.

By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai