Interim Government Disclaims Foumban Arson Attack by French Cameroun Soldiers
Soldiers loyal to the French Cameroun Army on Saturday night breaking Sunday, December 23, 2018, descended on Bangourain, a village in neighboring Foumban, West Region of French Cameroun and carried out some of the worst arsons in recent times.
In an attempt to spin the truth and tie it to the Ambazonia Restoration Forces, eyewitnesses said, French Cameroun began chanting, yelling and swearing that they are taking the war into French Cameroun towns and cities. Thereby suggesting that Ambazonian Restoration Forces carried out the arson.
The Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia has stated unequivocally that the war declared on us by French Cameroun President Paul Biya would be prosecuted only within the National Territory of Ambazonia.
French Cameroun Government at this stage should know that, if we had the intention to export the war to their country, we would have done so long time ago as we do not lack the capabilities to carry out retaliatory attacks in their country.
Unlike French Cameroun, the people of Ambazonia do not engage innocent people and settlements in French Cameroun in a war they are overwhelmingly opposed to. Furthermore, Ambazonians do not burn down homes. As burning down homes would not by any means quicken or actualize restoration of the independence of Ambazonia.
The Interim Government strongly condemns all attempts by French Cameroun Government to manipulate the international community and the local population on who the real perpetrators of arsons are. Therefore we are demanding an urgent independent investigation by the international community on who is behind the arson attacks in Foumban and the over 200 villages burnt down in Ambazonia.
Till then, Ambazonia shall live free or die fighting.
Interim Government Communications Secretary