Where is General Ivo Desancio Yenwo?
It would appear that all seem not to be well with the long time cordial relationship between the Southern Cameroonian born military icon, General Ivo Desancio Yenwo and his boss, Paul Biya, the President of La Republique du Cameroon, if information available to the political desk of Baretanews is anything to go by. According to a trusted source, the famous General Ivo, may have silently defected from the Camerounese military and left the country to an unknown destination.
One of the French tabloids had last week in an exposure of front line leaders of the Southern Cameroons struggle, tried to differentiate between the Facebook General Ivo Tanku and the military General Ivo Yenwo (who are all Southern Cameroonians). The political desk of Baretanews gave a suspicious interpretation to that report, especially as there were no bases for such differentiation, if it is not from a guilty conscience trying to manipulate the public and coverup something suspicious or hidden information about the military General, Ivo. This is particularly suspicious as the newspaper report tried to make the public believe that the military General Ivo, is still the Director of the Presidential Guard, when of truth is technically false.
It should be noted that in December, 2016, our sources at Etoudi had hinted that President Paul Biya (out of increasing distrust for senior Anglophone military officials) had tighten his personal security by silently replacing the Nso born General, Ivo Desancio Yenwo, with a Beti born Lieutenant from his lead role at the department of presidential security.
Our source revealed that, despite his silent removal, the general was continuously seen as a threat to the system considering the volatile involvement of his immediate constituency of Bui in the Southern Cameroons struggle. Consequently, there were very high suspicions that he may not be in support of hash security measures against his people and out of anger for his silent removal may be involved in leaking military secrets to the Southern Cameroons public. On these bases amongst others, a plot to eliminate him was hatched by his colleagues.
No longer at the lead of Presidential security, General Ivo was drafted to lead a small contingent for an assignment in the Boko Haram stricken Far North Region of La Republique, with already finalized background plans to assassinate him and put the blame on Boko Haram marauders. While in the North, the young officers under his command are reported to have surrendered him before firing at him. Mysteriously and unfortunately for the young officers, the bullets did not penetrate his body. It is at that juncture that the military officers submitted to him all their rifles, and he (General Ivo) deleted all of them after questioning them on the origin of their action.
President Biya, Commander-in-chief of the arm forces
According to reports, the general has not been seen since the failed assassination incident, a situation that has left Yaoundé panic stricken, considering his deep military knowledge and his more than 35 years experience within the Presidential security. It is even suspected within La Republique military circles that the General may be involved in the training of Ambazonia forces abroad or is planning a conspiracy against the system with the backing of some foreign forces, our source noted. Baretanews has launched further investigation into this story and will break it to you as details unfold.
General Ivo Yenwo is famous for having saved the life of Paul Biya from the April, 1984 coup plotters, when he tactically escaped with him out of the Presidential Palace using an underground tunnel. He has been a very closed and trusted security aid to Paul Biya since then and had risen to the rank of General and appointed Director of Presidential Security. That trust appeared to have been lost with the outbreak of the Southern Cameroons Crisis.
Popular stories among Camerounese and Southern Cameroonians also hold that, he (the General) had been very instrumental in the spiritual fortification of the lion man, having made many nocturnal trips with him to the famous and most dreaded Oku Village in Bui County, Northern Region of Ambazonia.
Is the allege break in the long time cordial spiritual and physical relationship between the general and the Lion man the beginning of the end? Let’s cross our fingers as we monitor and investigate further the unfolding events.
BaretaNews Political News Analysts