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Amnesty International Ask Buhari To Immediately Release Abducted Leaders

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Arrested Anglophone leaders at risk of unfair trial and torture if deported from Nigeria – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria, to immediately release the arrested leaders of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia or charge them to court as prescribed by Nigerian laws. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja today, by the Director of the Nigerian chapter of the human right body, Osai Ojigho.

“By holding these activists in secret, without charge, the Nigerian authorities are failing to respect both national and international law. If they are extradited to Cameroon, they risk an unfair trial before a military court and the deeply disturbing possibility of torture”

Efforts to tackle the Anglophone crisis should always respect the law, and avoid restricting freedom of expression. Authorities in Nigeria should immediately disclose the activists’ whereabouts, allow them access to a lawyer, and unless they have sufficient evidence to charge them with a recognizable crime, release them immediately” said Osai.

The President of the interim government of Ambazonia, Sissiku Ayuk-Tabe and eleven of his collaborators were on the 5th January, 2018, abducted by armed men in plain clothes. The unknown gun men, believed to be members of the Nigerian security, in connivance with Yaoundé, stormed Nera hotel in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, where the leaders were meeting, and abducted them without presenting a warrant or providing explanations for their supposed arrest.

President Sissiku Ayuk-Tabe and his team were meeting to discuss the influx of thousands of asylum seekers, following the post October 1st 2017 crackdown by the colonial forces of La Republique du Cameroun (LRC) that has seen the massacre of more than 400 Ambazonians, with thousands missing and imprisoned.

It is almost a week today since the criminal incident took place and the leaders are still being held incommunicado, without any access to a lawyer, in contravention of Nigerian law which requires that they be seen by a judge within 48 hours. According to Amnesty International, Human rights lawyers in Nigeria have confirmed an extradition request by the colonial government of LRC, but no details have been made public.

Amnesty International notes that; “All those arrested were legally living in Nigeria, and some had been granted political asylum. Under Nigerian law, it would be illegal to extradite the activists for political crimes, or if they faced the risk of torture or an unfair trial”.

“In Cameroon, those charged with crimes related to national security are prosecuted by military courts without respect for due process, and Amnesty International has documented a widespread pattern of torture by security forces and intelligence agencies” they added.

The warning from, and call by Amnesty international, comes to strengthen the many calls and warnings already issued by prominent human rights lawyers in Nigeria, and the African Bar Council. At this juncture, LRC and her proxies, who had sang hallelujah after the abduction of the leaders; and had even announced their eminent arrival in Yaoundé, should be leaking their wounds. There are increasingly bleak chances of them ever laying hands on their political preys – Sissiku Ayuk-Tabe and co.

In addition, Professor Godfrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s foreign minister, has said the leaders where neither arrested nor abducted. If so, then, it is high time Ambazonians forgot about worrying whether they will be extradited to LRC or not. Ambalanders must start asking questions on why Nigeria continue to keep them incommunicado. Is some mafia or dialogue under duress ongoing with colonial agents without the knowledge of people and other?

James Agbor, BaretaNews Political Analyst

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  1. Malis

    January 13, 2018 at 1:19 AM

    The plans and actions of LRC failed and the Nigerian government is doing everything
    to neutralize things down.

    We Ambazonians as a people, nation stands together. That is our force and strength.
    Our leaders do not dictate to us their wishes or what ever, but we the people dictates
    to our leaders where the ship is moving to.

    With the current situation, there is no way that we are going to listen to our leaders
    when we don’t know what has been done to them, it’s not going to happen.
    The presidential council is now in charge and has already taken in to consideration this.

    We are not going to accept any negotiations or what so ever done in such a manner.

    Respect and power dose not come through being nice, We Ambazonians have been nice
    for 100 years and the world gave us only pity, no more. We will fight, die and kill
    to get the respect we deserve for this world give us no other way out.

    What ever happen in Nigeria, the struggle continues.

  2. George

    January 13, 2018 at 4:54 AM

    Any negotiations under duress are null and void. I encourage Ambazonians to write or call international institutions. Express your thoughts. Write to newspapers. Use Twitter and other ways of social networking.

  3. Fotoh Paul Ebong

    January 13, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    We know la Republic as a book. We know our leaders as well. Non of them will be intimidated by their capture and keeping them out of reach from the people.
    We will tell la republic any negotiations shall be transparent and with the UN and AU present.
    The struggle is that of the people and the leaders cannot decide anything against the people and survive.

    Let them go and negotiate behind the doors with Musonge, Achidi Achu, Atanganji Paul……

    No negotiation under duress shall be deemed valid.

  4. Bongajum Victor

    January 13, 2018 at 11:39 AM

    But no matter what, anything that happens to our leaders we are going to hold Nigerian government accountable for.
    I will not go without expressing my worry of why BaretaNews should be advertising a scam website? This is it http://mybizincome.com

  5. dzu

    January 14, 2018 at 1:26 AM

    “Amnesty International Ask Buhari To Immediately Release Abducted Leaders ”

    Or what ?

    Biya will live and go/die but cameroon will still be there –

    Let us not use the wickedness of the colonial system we were chained into to define our destiny as brothers and sister because we speak two differents colonial languages .

  6. Sunshine

    January 14, 2018 at 1:38 AM

    they will try to force our leaders to sign that they accept a federation. The people of Ambasonia do not want a federation with lrc. They will never and have never been part of lrc. lrc is a group that terrorizes Ambasonians with any opportunity they have. they have a culture of corruption and plunder. the lrc military is only trained to kill, maim and imprison Ambasonians. they have lost all credibility to ever negotiate with Ambasonians. Ambasonians have the will to fight and they will continue until biya’s thugs are out of Ambasonia.

    • Malis

      January 14, 2018 at 2:12 AM

      Thank you.

  7. Beatrice.dohnji

    January 14, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    They will Not succeed because this struggle is God ordain, biya and his Crime syndicate is a Long time terrorist the world is Knowing him now because We anglofones Ambazonia discovered our hidden history and decidea to break off from la republique du cameroun after 56 years of torture marginalization killings and rape.with the declaration and restoration of our independence on 1 october 2017,now we are moving forward to fortification of this restoration

  8. Molle

    January 14, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Military-political Cooperation between Cameroon and Nigeria is alive and well Nigeria will never be used again as support base for ambazosia terrorist.Move your worthless headquarter somewhere else not in Nigeria . live is coming back to normal in NW/SW region of Cameroon and school resumption ASAP

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USA Breitbart News Network Calls Out Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President 7th Term Run As Massacres Grow

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Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President Wants a 7th Term as Massacres Grow

Breitbart News Network  is a far-right syndicated American news, opinion and commentary news founded in mid-2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. It is widely read in America with over 45 million monthly readers. It forms one of those tabloits that elected President Donald Trump and it is daily read by Trump himself. In this richly written article, Breibart did ,not shy away from calling out the so-called Anglophone Cameroon by its real name as Southern Cameroons, it also shames and mocks Mr. Biya 7th term run for office as massacres grows in the Cameroons. BaretaNews brings you the article in full. Read on

 

The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the release of a video appearing to show soldiers in Cameroon killing a woman and infant, among others.  As President Paul Biya, 85, prepares to run for a seventh term as president, foreign governments and human rights organizations are increasingly sounding the alarm on growing violence between French and English speakers in the country.
Biya announced that he would seek a seventh term as president on Friday, having clocked 36 years as the nation’s head of state in which most of the country, but not those in government, have experienced a significant economic decline. Should Biya win the election, he will be 92 years old by the time his latest term ends. Another significant issue with Biya’s rule is that he does not live in Cameroon for much of the year, preferring Switzerland to his own country. The New York Times noted this week that Biya has spent 4.5 of his 36 years in office abroad, even though his country faces major economic challenges, regular terrorist attacks on the part of neighboring Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and growing strife between francophone and anglophone Cameroonians.

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Joint Commanders of Restoration Forces Issue Ultimatum to Ambazonian MPs in La Republique du Cameroun

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Joint Commanders of Restoration Forces Issue Ultimatum to Ambazonian MPs in La Republique du Cameroun

BaretaNews has now confirmed a Joint declaration by commanders of Ambazonian Restoration forces in the homeland, requesting Ambazonian Members of Parliament (MPs) represented in the National Assembly of La Republique du Cameroun to resign and walk out of the foreign parliament. The declaration which was done in Kumba, economic headquarters of the Southern Zone of Ambazonia on July 14, 2018, gives the MPs an ultimatum of seven days to quit the colonial assembly and wait for when they’ll be requested to reconvene in Buea.

BaretaNews has been able to talk with 8 commanders on the ground and 5 confirmed being aware of and were part of those who came out with the declaration/ultimatum. 3 others however noted that, they weren’t part of those who signed the declaration but they however agree and abide with the content, as it seek to foster the revolution and save the lives of the Ambazonian people.

According to the commanders, the blood of innocent Ambazonian citizens cannot continue to flow on the streets of Ambazonia, while the so-called MPs, who claim to be the people’s representatives sit and watch without any major action. Worst among these MPs are those of the CPDM who have completely sold their consciences and have deliberately sealed their mouths. They are therefore called upon to hold themselves responsible for whatever befalls them after the expiration of the ultimatum.

A group of these colonial MPs such as Honorable Joseph Mbah Ndam, Hon. Fusi Namukong, Hon. Joseph Wirba among many others had last year made public statements to the effect that they were resigning or pulling out from the colonial parliament. Among these group of MPs, only the fire spitting Hon. Wirba meant what he said, as he has not been seen anywhere around the colonial parliament ever since his declaration.

The others had since returned to the Yaoundé glass house, making many failed attempts to get the conflict discussed in the lawmaking chamber. Their voices have been deliberately ignored for the past two years. While the US Congress, the Nigerian, German, British and even the EU Parliaments have all discussed the conflict and requested for an inclusive dialogue on the root causes of the conflict, the matter has remained a taboo subject in the occupier’s house of assembly.

On the September 22, 2017 and October 1, 2017, the Ambazonian people went out with peace plants requesting for their rights and pleading with these MPs to learn from history and walk out of the colonial assembly in order to shortened the revolution. Unfortunately, the people were deceived by these MPs.

At this juncture where the colonial regime has unleased its war machinery at the people, maiming and killing innocent civilians, it has become more than expedient for these MPs to leave the colonial institution or face the anger of the people, whom they claim to represent. Like the Joint Commanders declared, it is now an issue of BLOOD and IRON. No individual shall be allowed again to legitimize this act of colonialism and toil with the lives and destinies of more than 8 million Ambalanders.

 

Below is the full version of the declaration.

Declaration of the Joint Commanders of all Ambazonia Liberation Forces to MPs & Senators of our Land

We, Commanders of all units of liberation forces affiliated to all Ambazonian organizations in this Southern Cameroons struggle, have this July 14 2018 solemnly made this declaration and we want all those concerned to take note that until all of us are killed, we shall implement this engagement, so please take us seriously as take the public as witness that we warned you before acting.

Everyone has seen that for almost two years today, some people who call themselves our elected representatives have failed to listen to us who they claim elected them to Parliament and to the Senate. We therefore understand that truly they were never meant to represent us, that only Paul Biya, their families and their stomachs matter to them.

We also want to observe, that on the 22 of September 2017, some of them took us for their fools by claiming they were resigning and afterwards, we saw them dancing in Parliament to earn their salaries. Of course, they can all agree with us today that the Parliament of Pa Paul Biya can never discuss our problem. That is why we have come to the decision below.

All Parliamentarians and Senators that hail from Ambazonia have exactly 7 days from this July 14, 2018 to present their official resignation letters to the press and everywhere else and then wait for an official program to convene in Buea to start the Ambazonian House of Assembly under our protection. Beyond this date, anyone who would not have complied WILL be considered an armed terrorist soldier of LRC and shall be dealt with the way we have been dealing with them. No political party is exempted and this decision shall not be appealed. We simply pray that these greedy people do not tempt us, else what the terrorist BIR of Yaounde did to one family in Widikum will befall them. The time for games is over. Now is the time for BLOOD AND IRON to determine the course of our struggle.

We are reiterating that after July 21, no one should blame us for what will happen.

It is our wish that all will comply and on time. Meantime, we urge the following women: Emma Lafon, Regina Mundi, Monjoa Lifaka, Agnes Ntube, Ngala Esther and Meyali Meboka who we believe know the pains of child birth, but who have been quiet as our brothers and sisters are being slaughtered to take the lead, else no one in their lineage WILL EVER LIVE to say what would have happened to them.

We have spoken and so shall it be.

Done in Kumba on the 14 July 2018.

The Joint Commanders of Ambazonia Liberation Forces.

 

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political Analyst

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Continuous Targeted Killings in Southern Cameroons Under the Silent Watch of those that Matter

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Continuous Targeted Killings in Southern Cameroons Under the Silent Watch of those that Matter

The targeted killing of young men, women and children in Southern Cameroons /Ambazonia by the terrorist colonial forces of La Republique du Cameroun have intensified in the last week with the ruthless massacre of 15 Ambazonians in Tiben, Batibo, a brother to the Fon of Mbiame in Bui and five students of the University of Bamenda, all in the Northern Zone of Ambazonia, making a total of at least 21 executions within the just ended week.

At least, 28 innocent Ambazonians were also shot in Kumba, Bombey (along the road the Buea-Kumba road), Muyuka, and Muea by the terrorist forces from Yaoundé. Almost 20 elderly people sustained gun shot injuries. Just early this morning of Sunday July 15, 2018 the terrorist forces were firing into homes beside the road in Mile 16 Buea, targeting civilians in their sleep.

All these massacres are taking place under the silent watch of all those who matter at the international scene, and at a time the colonial terrorist claims to be preparing a so-called humanitarian plan for the affected people of Ambazonia. In trying to defend its massacre of innocent civilians, the colonial terrorist claimed they were responding to attacks from Ambazonian restoration forces.

They boasted to have neutralize 6 of the Ambazonian restoration forces but all evidences point to the fact that these were innocent citizens, some of whom were shot right in front of and inside their own houses. In some cases, locally made guns were placed on the executed bodies to take pictures as prove. The specific case of a mentally deranged young man executed in Kumba and his corpse framed up with a den gun is conspicuous.

The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) headed by Barrister Dr. Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, confirmed these massacres with a detailed report on the cases in Batibo and the University of Bamenda. According to the CHRDA report, the terrorist soldiers of La Republique got news that there was a training camp of the Restoration forces in Tiben village of Batibo Sub Division and they targeted the locality with the aim of eliminating members of the camp.

“They entered the village at about 7a.m. on Thursday morning while the villagers were preparing to go and sell their goods and merchandise at the Widikum weekly market, a neighboring locality to Tiben ​. Failing to meet the ADF, they started shooting sporadically in the air causing panic and fear in the villagers. In the midst of the commotion, some of the villagers escaped to the bush. A notable and shocking scenario was the killing of a teacher Mr. Tebit Evans Chick ​ and 7 members of his family.” A section of the report said.

The 15 massacred include 7 men, 5 women and 3 children (all girls), while one of the victims identified as Mrs Abang Mary was severely injured.

On the execution of five students of the University of Bamenda, CHRDA investigations revealed that:

“…on Wednesday night when the students were in their hostels. Neighbors, students, also say that night; they saw military men ordering students to come out of their hostels (The name of the hostel gotten was Elisam Hostel situated around the police station) which they did. They were asked to first present their identity cards, which they did. Later ordered to sit on the floor and later on asked to stand and walk towards the soldiers who out rightly hot and killed these students (execution style). Early the next morning, they went to see what had happen, but unfortunately, they couldn’t find their fellow mates at the hostel.”

“That morning, it was discovered at the Regional Hospital in Bamenda that five (5) bodies (all young men) were brought in the hospital without any identification. Parents of BILLY KARI, one of the victims, were contacted by the students of the hostel on the happenings of yesternight. The parents came and searched for him everywhere, they went to the police station but on getting there, were told to go look for him in the mortuary. On getting to the hospital, there discovered and identified that one of the bodies brought to the hospital without any identification is their son- Billy Karri, a student studying Urban Planning, in the University of Bamenda.”

Despite the fact that the truth about these massacres is already in the national and international media, the colonial terrorist regime has not stopped in its diabolical plans to hide their crimes. They have resorted to forcing the families of the massacred victims at gun point to sign undertakings at the mortuaries, stating that their family members were killed by Ambazonian restoration forces.

BaretaNews continues to call on the global community and those responsible for the prevention of this ongoing genocide to sit up to their responsibilities. The conspiracy of silence is proving to be testimony of compliance to these targeted killings and it is high time men and women of good conscience in the world rose up to their responsibilities and stop this carnage.

Ambazonians continue to state that the colonial terrorist regime doesn’t have the monopoly of violence. The people have already been pushed to the wall enough. In the past months, they have through the Ambazonia Restoration forces been defending themselves against all odds. However, the continuous silence of the world is forcing the people to go beyond just defending themselves but also going on the offensive.

Enough is Enough. The bloody regime can never succeed in using force to continuously enslave Ambazonians after 57 years. Never again, not with this revolutionary enlightened generation. The people have chosen to fight till the last man standing.

 

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political Analyst.

 

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