December 13, 2018
We hear that the Camerouoonianese Presidency has ordered the release of some more Anglophone ‘prisoners of war’. This kind of replay is curious and constitutes a contemptible replay!
The Presidency secured the release of Ayah Paul, Agbor Balla, Neba and dozens of other Anglophone prisoners of conscience in August, 2017. That only led to the escalation of hostilities because the unanimous call was for the release of all Anglophone detainees; and few did understand the basis of the selection!
As of now, thousands of Anglophones are in detention, and many more are unaccounted for (missing). How does releasing less than three hundred secure the return to normalcy? How is the selection done? If the instrument ordering the release does not name those to be released, is the Presidency not creating just another avenue yet for corruption at the level of implementation? Above all, how does the release of the select few bring about normalcy that failed in the release of a select few in 2017?
One is tempted to deduce that the government is only consistent in its bid to prolong the war; and that all this is not more than smokescreen intended to deceive the international community that the government is up and doing, and that the government is of good faith!
Ayah Paul Abine