30, July 2019
Jailed Ambazonia leader to start hunger strike 0
The detained Ambazonia leader President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe has said that he will begin a hunger strike by tomorrow if the whereabouts of all Southern Cameroons detainees that were held at the Central prison in Yaoundé are not made public.
After the English speaking regions of Cameroon declared independence and created the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, Yaounde declared war on the people of Southern Cameroons and spent millions of US dollars in an operation in Nigeria that saw the arrest of the Ambazonian leader and his top aides in Abuja.
The conflict has so far claimed the lives of some 3000 Southern Cameroonians and approximately 1500 Cameroon government army soldiers. The UN says it has registered some 50000 Ambazonians as refugees in Nigeria and more than half a million are IDPs in French Cameroun.
The Ambazonia leader told our Yaoundé city reporter late yesterday that he will start refusing food to protest the killing of Southern Cameroons detainees and the hundreds more whose location are not known after the riot that rocked the Central prison in Yaoundé.
The Southern Cameroons leader is convinced him and his top aides would not get a fair trial in French Cameroun, but insisted that the French Cameroun must inform international public opinion on the whereabouts of hundreds of Ambazonian political prisoners.
Tensions with French Cameroun are rising and the Southern Cameroons Interim government continues to advocate for a complete separation from La Republique du Cameroun something the Biya Francophone government has said it will not accept.
This is not the first time the Ambazonian leaders are engaging in a Hunger Strike. Cameroon Intelligence Report is reliably informed that sometime on the 15th of January 2018 while they were detained incommunicado in a 3 floors underground detention facility at the Nigeria Defense Intelligence Agency better known by its acronym DIA, Barr Shufai Blaise SEVIDZEM BERINYUY initiated a Hunger Strike action to protest against their continuous detention without charge to court or presentation before a Magistrate within 48 hours as required in criminal legislation worldwide!
The protest action was immediately joined by his brothers of the Nera fame and by the third day the gates were open for them to hold a meeting with a delegation from the UNHCR Abuja office on 18/01/2018 that caused an immediate improvement to their detention conditions given that they were moved from 3rd floor underground where they were in same cells with Boko Haram suspect leadership to second floor where they were together in a larger cell and their clothes given to them and given closer attention.
That however didn’t stop their illegal extradition to Yaounde, la Republique du Cameroun where they’re facing death sentence for alleged heinous crimes related to terrorism and secession from a country they’ve never been legally united to. They were handcuffed, blindfolded and thrown in a Cameroun military cargo carrier with neither seats nor seat belts manned by heavily armed and masked anti terrorist gendarmes called GPIGN ( Groupement Polyvalent de l’Inrervention de ka Gendarmerie Nationale).
By Sama Ernest in Yaounde
3, August 2019
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