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My brother, Martin Fon Yembe was Assassinated – Sister cries out

Details have emerged as to the circumstances surrounding the dead of Comrade Martin Fon Yembe, Former Provincial Chairman of the SDF for NW, 1st Deputy Mayor for Ndu Council, Journalist and Human Rights Activist. Senior Equinox Journalist and Executive Editor of the online tabloid, Cameroon News Agency (CNA), has reported a narrative from the sister of the deceased on how he was assassinated by agents of La Republic du Cameroon at his apartment in Ndu, Donga-Mantung County of the Northern Zone of Ambazonia.

Margaret Yembe, a sister to the deceased Comrade, in an exclusive interview with CNA described as false, the claims that her brother was a victim of high blood pressure and had died a natural death. She insisted that the brother was visited by two uniform men that fateful evening, after he had just returned from an animation program over the Savannah Frontier Radio, FM 92.0, very healthy, strong and kicking.

Describing the scene of the incident, Margaret said;

“When I was called that night, I rushed to the health center where he was rushed to, I met him lying helplessly on the bed and I ask him what happened to him, he could barely talk but murmured in my ears that Some military men came and sprayed something that weakened him, after that I shocked him again to talk to me but he remained silent. There was need to evacuate him, so his son was asked to go bring his ID card from the house, this was after we waited for a long time for the DO to sign an order for his evacuation. The son who went to collect the ID card from the house was stopped by some military men on the road and got him well beaten taking him for one of the protesters. Before he could reach the health center, he was another patient and got admitted. My brother died before his evacuation, if you saw him he was fresh and showed no signs of sickness. That is someone who was animating Saturday night” She revealed.

Citing a phone conversation with another sister of the deceased, Vicky Yembe, CNA states that, the audio of late Luther Yembe’s radio animation that Saturday evening shows no sign of a man who was purported to be sick.

“when you listen to the audio ( referring to the animation by Fon Yembe on Saturday night in which he sent to her through WhatsApp), do you feel he was really sick? through out that animation did he cough?”

In the Audio, a copy of which CNA obtained, Martin Fon Yembe is said to have been animating on a Saturday in both English and the local Limbum language. In some lines of the animation which begins with a song from the grassland he said,

“Good evening and welcome to Savannah Frontier Radio FM 92.0…cooling the tension, feel at home, while the tension rising lower your temperature… my name is Martin Luther Shey Luntom, the messenger of the people, as the BIR guys invade Ndu, electricity has disappeared, so we give you electricity through our collection, what else can we do, what will be will be.”

Martin Fon Yembe, Deputy NDU SDF Mayor

Citing the same animation, Martin Fon Yembe is heard saying that as the people buried one guy shot in Buea on September 22, Terence Mbunwe from Ngarum village and buried Friday September 29, they should prepare for October 1, but that no one should destroy anything, “At this very critical moment we will be discussing issues at stake with everyone instilling fear in one another… who is frightening who? Nobody should be violent, just act like what you did on September 22, do not scatter anything, just march and greet the chiefs then go and have your drinks… We will not accept anybody to cross our land and cause chaos… we want peace, we want justice and above all we want freedom”.

The sister lamented that, “I warned my brother asking him to leave Ndu before October 1, 2017 because everyone was leaving and even the Mayor Bunyui Emmanuel Nyugab was not around but he said he is untouchable, that he will face the challenges. After his radio program which he sent me the audios, I warned him again but he wouldn’t listen.”

The comrade, Martin Fon Yembe, was only discovered in his apartment lying on the floor critically sick. The sister, Vicky Yembe says he, Martin revealed to them the next day that some men in uniform got him well beaten after his radio program, “ It was his son who first discovered that his father was lying helpless, he called the elder sister of the Deputy Mayor who came and rushed him to the hospital in Ndu. Martin told us that two men in uniform stormed the flat he was living in after he had escaped from his home where he was tear gassed last September 22, they asked him, ‘are you the one who buried Terence with a Southern Cameroons flag? The question was followed by tear gas and beatings”. She said.

The sister wondered why despite proofs that the deceased Mayor needed urgent treatment; the DO did not sign his transfer order on time. Vicky Yembe insisted that her brother was never sick, adding that his animation at the radio two days before his death is clear enough that he was targeted by security forces for his role in the mobilization of youths during the two events that saw thousands marching on September 22 and October 1, 2017.

From the narratives of the two sisters, and considering the role Mayor Martin Yembe was playing in this ongoing revolution, we cannot dispute the fact that he was a victim of targeted assassination. Comrade Martin Yembe was a fearless and vocal soldier of the revolution who operated from ground zero. At one point, one of the an anti revolutionaries on Facebook had even got obsessed with his tirades of La Republic and promised to make him (Yembe) “dance in a circle”. Whatever the anti revolutionary meant by that statement, can we therefore conclude that his elimination was part of the CIRCLE DANCING process?

It is also important to note that Hon. Justice Ayah Paul Abine was also targeted for assassination, at his home in Akwaya, when his house was heavily teargassed with the intension to suffocate him inside. Unfortunately for the enemy, the plan had filtered to the Ayah family and he was relocated from his home.
No matter how many strong voices La Republic tries to eliminate to kill this revolutionary movement, it will not change the destined outcome, which is the complete decolonization of the territory of Southern Cameroons, Ambazonia.

James Agbor

BaretaNews Political News Analyst

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  1. Malis

    October 8, 2017 at 2:09 AM

    With our love and prayers, may his soul rest in perfect peace.

    No amount of terror, intimidation, killings, genocide, … is ever going to stop us.

    Until Ambazonia is free.

  2. Amba Ambassador in Kenya

    October 8, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    I personally knew you lord mayor. You were a man with a lot of wisdom, energy and motivation to see your locality develop. We shall keep fighting till we achieve what you started. RIP lord may.
    The struggle continues !

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Kofi Annan: His Death, SCNC, Biya, The West And Ambazonia

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Kofi Annan, in memoriam

We have received news this morning of the passing away of Kofi Annan, a son of Ghana and Africa, a statesman of the world. We salute the memory of Kofi Annan who personally achieved many things, including recognition as a Nobel Peace laureate in 2001.

Kofi Annan brings up many memories for us. He worked for a negotiated settlement of the Bakassi conflict. Our forerunners in the struggle lobbied him intensely on case of the annexation of Southern Cameroons by La Republique du Cameroun. Mr Annan even visited Cameroun to discuss our situation. His advice to Biya to initiate negotiation failed.

Being a son of Africa, Annan hoped that Paul Biya will work with the SCNC and other groups to adjust the state peacefully and resolve the root cause of the problem. But he left and nothing changed. Biya duped him. Biya promised him that dialogue will ensue and Mr Annan played his own part of the bargain to not criticise LRC much, to give Cameroun the chance to fix its mess. Lai lai to lai lai, nothing happened. Biya pretended to listen. He ignored him. But sadly too, Kofi Annan had failed to learn from his past failure. As Under Secretary General of the UN in charge of peacekeeping operations, Annan had failed to stop the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in 100 days. Mr Annan was also in charge when 8,000 Moslems were massacred in a UN safe area by Serbian forces.

Mr Annan was to some extent let down by the West. But he did publicly recognised that he could have done more to prevent those dark moments from occurring in our world.

Fast forward two decades. Successive batches of UN and world leaders have failed to address the case of the Southern Cameroons. Here we are today – in conflict, our people being murdered by troops loyal to the man whom Kofi Annan trusted, our women being raped, a genocide developing in our land, hundreds of thousands of our people displaced.

Biya scammed Kofi. Unfortunately, the story of this bloody struggle would be insincere without stating the obvious failure of the one African who held the office that could have saved our people from this mess and also preserve the husbands of the several women who are now widows on LRC’s side.

But Mr Annan knows the value of independence. Speaking about Ghana’s independence to a group in 2012 in Canada, he declared, “I walked away as a young man believing change is possible, even radical revolutionary change.”

The people of #Ambazonia #SouthernCameroons should take the hint from Mr Annan’s quote above.

As we mourn a great statesman of the world, a son of Africa, the world should seize the opportunity to examine one of the burning issues where they failed to empower Koffi to resolve the annexation of Southern Cameroons Ambazonia by Cameroun which has now turned into conflict and Africa’s fastest growing humanitarian crisis.

Biya duped Kofi. We hope Antonio Guttieres will reflect on this.

The independence of Ambazonia is non negotiable.

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Cameroun Hires Another US Lobby Firm.

La Republique Du Cameroun Government has hired another lobby firm known as Mercury. The Mercury firm will provide Cameroun with media and lobbying support.

BaretaNews can confirm Mercury started her operation with Cameroun on August 1st, 2018 according to documents filed under the US Foreign Agents Registration Act.

According to the registration, the contract runs for 12 months, with the Omnicom agency earning a fee of $100,000 per month, along with a one-time $5,000 fee for legal and filing costs that provides lobbying and media relations support.

It should be noted that this adds to the $400,000 contract with Squire Patton Boggs, another full service global law firm.

This move has been taken lately to fight the Southern Cameroons Independence dream. Political pundits say the regime is in dire need to change the narrative and safe guard the face of Cameroun battered human right abuses in Southern Cameroons and North of its own country.

Southern Cameroonians across the globe have been tweeting calling out the law firm for trying to protect and support a dictorial regime of Paul Biya, Cameroun President who has engaged in huge genocidal acts in Southern Cameroons as his military kill, maim civilians burning homes with some alive. More than 120.000 Southern Cameroonians have been displaced internally with more than 20.000 others seeking refuge in Nigeria

This latest move adds to Cameroun frustration in changing the minds of the international community. A country ravaged by internal civil war, a fallen economy, lack of basic facilities could not invest such resources in dialogue which could readily end the war with less than what is currently being spent in the senseless war but rather decided to spend heavily to hire lobbyists to clean its dirty image and thus prolonging the conflict

BaretaNews however understands that the people of Southern Cameroons are not shaken by this move. Their unity, determination and focus between the diaspora and those at home shall see an independent Southern Cameroons and beat La Republique Du Cameroun out of Ambazonia (Former British Southern Cameroons).

Mark Bareta.

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Father Alexander Sob Was Murdered With A Silencer-Bishop Bushu

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Father Alexander Sob was murdered with a silencer

His Lordship Bishop Bushu, Bishop Of Buea Diocese has dispelled all rumours and Information claiming Rev Father was killed as a result of a cross fire in Muyuka a month ago. He said Fr. Sob was brutally murdered with a silencer.

Monsignor Immanuel Bushu said all these in his homily which is still ongoing today at the Regina Pacis Cathedral where the funeral mass of Rev Sob is being observed.

“Father Sob was with two other people in his car when he was shot at close range with a silencer gun. Where are these people who were with him? Fr. Sob did not die in a crossfire.” The bishop lamented.

We at BaretaNews holds it that, La Republique Du Cameroun Forces have been actively engaged in killing Southern Cameroonians including men of God who have become targets lately. It beats our imagination why the regime will target and kill Father Sob. Of course we know who are the owners of AKs and silencers.

The words from Bishop Bushu goes to directly shame Francophone Bishops who just yesterday on August 7th, 2018 issued a statement congratulating Biya’s regime forces for maintaining order while claiming that the Southern Cameroons self defense forces whom they called as “secessionists” were the ones doing terror. Now we see the separation of the Church itself.

May his soul rest in peace.

Mark Bareta

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