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Nigeria Famous Lawyer Femi Calls For DSS Probing Over Abducted Amba Leaders

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Nigerian Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) Wants DSS probed Over the Abduction of Ambazonian Leaders

NIGERIAN Human Rights activist and  lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, requesting him to investigate the abduction of the Southern Cameroonian leaders in Abuja, by the Department of State Service, DSS, the Vanguard has reported. Falana was speaking in a press conference yesterday in Abuja, haven been consulted to stand as lead Counsel for the arrested leaders.

In presenting his demands to the IGP, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, listed the names of the abducted leaders include; Dr. Julius Ayuk Tabe;  Mr. Wilfred Tassang; Dr. Nfor Ngala Nfor; Professor Augustine Awasom; Dr. Cornelius Kwanga; Dr. Henry Kimeng; Elias Eyambe Esq;  Nalova Bih Esq; Dr. Ojong Okongo; and Dr. Fidelis Nde Che.

BaretaNews, however notes that the number of the abducted had risen to 11 to include; Blaise Berinyuy, Esq.

It is necessary to state that these leaders were abducted at Nera Hotel, Abuja on Friday, January 5, 2018, after they arrived for a meeting on how to mobilise resources for the more than 28 000 Ambazonian refugees currently spread across three states in Nigeria, notably; Cross River, Benue and Taraba.

Falana, also demanded for the immediate release of the Ambazonian leaders within 48 hours or they be charged to court, noting that;

“if our clients are not released from illegal custody or arraigned in court within 48 hours of the receipt of this letter we shall not hesitate to apply to the Federal High Court to secure the enforcement of their fundamental rights  to personal liberty guaranteed by Section 35 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended and Article 6 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Cap A9 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

According to Falana’s petition, the abducted are leaders of the movement agitating for the creation of the Republic of Ambazonia in Cameroon and “not illegal immigrants in Nigeria as some of them have been granted political asylum by the Federal Government while others have valid permanent resident status in Nigeria apart from Professor Augustine Awasom who is a United States citizen.  Our clients were assembled for a meeting at Nera Hotel, Abuja on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

”However, before the commencement of the meeting a team of armed operatives of the State Security Service invaded the venue, abducted our clients and took them away to an undisclosed place. The said abduction was reported by the Premium Times edition of Sunday, January 7, 2018. In spite of the detailed report of the credible online news medium the State Security Service has denied knowledge of the abduction of our clients. Consequently, all efforts made by the counsel and family members of our clients to visit them in custody have proved abortive.”

From every indication, Ambazonians are going to the courts in Nigeria and it will be another opportunity for La Republic du Cameroun to proof her sovereignty over Ambazonia. Is this even necessary when there is already an existing judgment by the same court to that effect?

As the legal team battles for the release of the President of the Interim Government of Ambazonia, Sissiku Ayuk-Tabe, and his collaborators, they must also consider requesting the courts to compel the Federal Government of Nigeria, to enforce the court judgement of 2002 by Justice Roselyn Ukeji on this same matter.

The heat must be on LRC from every angle to ensure that they bow and end their illegal occupation of Ambazonia or they present an Act of Union between the two Cameroons to validate their territorial claim.Come rain, come shine, Ambazonia shall be free and Ambazonians shall live in freedoms.

James Agbor, BaretaNews Political Analyst

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  1. Fotoh Paul Ebong

    January 12, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    HI Baretta, this is very interesting. No smoke without fire.
    the investigation must be requested and we must ensure the Nigerian Government sign to protect our people or pay heavily for the inhuman treatment of our leaders.
    The coup was well planned but they failed: why did the Hotel not inform the police headquarters of such an operation? why did the Said DSS refused being involved, why is the minister of foreign affairs acknowledging now and not before, why were our leaders’ where about and communication cut off, why was lrc celebrating and announcing their presence in Yaounde, is a call for questioning of any citizen or foreigner operated through armed abduction in Nigeria?….. the Nigerian state must deal with this dirty business and punish the individuals who used the state institution to make money from la republic.
    We thank them in disguise for their foolishness and their action which has propelled the struggle to another level leaving the Ambazonians more united than ever for the common purpose. God bless Ambazonia.

    • TYTY

      January 14, 2018 at 11:21 AM

      TERRORIST ARE ARRESTED EVEN U.S.A CANNOT DEFEND YOU ON THIS CASES, THEY HAVE KILLED PEOPLE IN CAMEROON, WE HAVE PROOF OF THEIR TERRORISTS GROUP ACTIONS, YOU ERU POLITICIANS PUT THIS IN YOUR BRAIN, YOU REFUSED TO ASSOCIATE WITH FRANCOPHONES TO KICK BIYA OUT AND BUILD A MARVELOUS COUNTRY, NOW HE IS MORE POWERFUL, BECAUSE YOU USE ”FRANCOPHONE” WORD TO FIGHT FOR SOMETHING EVERY CAMEROONIAN IS SUFFERING, WELL WE HATE BIYA BUT WE LOVE ONE CAMEROON WITH BAKASSI WE DEAD FOR IN IT, STOP SCREAMING YOUR BETRAYAL ALLOWED US TO SELL ALL THE BAKASSI RESOURCES IN DEAL WITH AMERICA AND THEY GAVE US SISIKU TROPHY RIGHT ACTUALLY SLEEPING WITH BIYA’S DOGS IN ETOUDI, AGAIN YOU IDIOTS CANNOT FIGHT AGAINST FRANCE AND CALL ENGLAND FOR HELP, STUPIDS NEGRO…WHITES ARE UNITED ON OUR RESOURCES, SO YOU GUYS SIT DOWN AN LISTEN TO ME : IN 1960 ENGLAND AND FRANCE SHARED OIL RESOURCES BOTH SIDE NIGERIA AND SOUTHERN CAMEROON, AND IT WAS OK FOR THEM, SO DONT THINK YOU WILL EVER BE INDEPENDENT BY FIGHTING THEM, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE BACK FORCES TO SUPPORT YOU, AND YOUR INTERNET DONATIONS WILL NEVER BUY A TANK OR KALACHNIKOV, ITS JUST IN CASE IF YAOUNDE GOVERNMENT REFUSE TO OBEY FRANCE, BUT THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN, THAT IS WHY FRU NDI NEVER WON , BECAUSE HE WAS FIGHTING FRANCE. WHO TOLD YOU WHITES MEN WILL FORGET HIS INTEREST FOR YOUR PRETTY EYES, FOR SISIKU CASE IT CANT BE ANNOUNCED THAT HE IS IN YAOUNDE, SO CULPRIT’S LAWYERS CAN SHOW UP, HIS BALLS WILL BE TORTURED TO GET THE MAXIMUM OF INFOS, AND THOSE WHO ARE ABROAD AND AMERICA SHOWING THEIR BIG MOUTH ON INTERNET, WE HAVE A LONG LIST IN EMBASSIES, YOU CAN CONSIDER TO SPEND THE REST OF UR LIFE ON ”INTERNET AMBAZONIA” BECAUSE YOU CANT SEE YOUR FAMILY IN CAMEROON OR STEP YOUR FEETS ANYMORE, NOR IN NIGERIA, CHAD OR GABON TO TRYNNA GET IN CAMEROON NEVER !!! AND WHO EVER TAKE THE LEAD WILL FOLLOW AMBAZONIAN PRESIDENT, THE 1ST ONE LIVE IN YAOUNDE NOW . ANYWAY YOU GUYS CAN TRANSFORM YOUR AREA INTO PALESTINIAN AREA NOBODY WILL SUFFER FROM IT MORE THAN YOU !

  2. ndolloz

    January 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Nigeria buhari must never be trusted! this is very serious matter of concern! SCs must be careful not to keep thanking Nigeria in social media and public speeches because what they have done is not acceptable to allow a abduction of respectable group of people seeking freedom from a brutal dictator in their country, again the Nigerian government is as silence as lrc government,no one in that government has set the record about their whereabouts in almost a week,they are trying to scare and weaken the struggle, this would never happen in a civilised country, again at this moment there is a lot of speculation going on in social media,no one knows the state they are in, the IG must act swiftly by appointing temporary replacements of all the abductees to continue with the message of Independence/ Buea ,to show lrc, Nigeria and the world that patriotic SCs means business and no one person or handful of individual of people is bigger than the will of the majority of patriotic SCs, many freedom fighters on the ground must never loose sight!the IG must make swift structural reorganisation to carry on leadership to intensify the struggle for revenge!!

  3. John Bokilo

    January 13, 2018 at 3:36 AM

    Paul Biya looks like death itself.

    It saddens me that the Nigerian government will decide to arrest these individual, who have done nothing wrong, and hand them over to a genocidal regime under Paul Biya of Cameroon. These individuals will be torture and will be lucky to come out alive.

    Well, this comes to remind us that President Buhari is not a democrat at heart and has never converted to democracy; he is just a brutal military man dressed in civilian clothing.

  4. P.N. JOHN

    January 15, 2018 at 4:53 AM

    NIGERIANS living in Ambazonia land.Ask you President to liberate our leaders,or else we too will start abducting you people one after the one. Our crisis will be partly shifted to you people.
    You know what you are gaining in our land. Its high time for you people to stage a match to your Mr. Ambassador in Buea.
    P.N JONN

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Mancho Bibixy: OF Peaceful One Who Preach Injustice And Regime Designated Terrorist-Video

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This Sunday morning, we pay homage to Bibixy Mancho, a man of peace, a human rights defender, a man who denounced the poor working conditions of LRC’s policemen. Mancho decried injustice against all. But today, the very same people who he protected from and angry, marginalised people have turned around to massacre our people.

He said, ‘the police are here to protect you… even the police are suffering these same things …’ .

Mancho held a bible and preached peace and development. LRC to thank him declared him a terrorist.

Brethren, do not lose hope. Falter not. The testimony of Mancho’s case is one powerful justification among hundreds of others. Our people have suffered. We have throughout this informal union with Yaounde paid the top prize to make that country work. We paid with the blood of our fathers, mothers, children and friends. Our communities were robbed of our resources. We’ve been tortured. We’re broken like clay pots. We gave them education, resources, a proper language, political freedoms, human rights … we showed them the route to another world far apart from scams Paris had locked them in.

Mancho during early days of protest

Today they call us terrorists. Isn’t it funny? The same fellows who organised a genocide against bamilekes and bassas, a fratricide which prompted our statesmen from West Cameroon to invest all their political capital to save their people. We hosted thousands of their refugees and protected them from the bloody hands of Yaounde and Paris. … Our formidable hospitality created what they refer to as the 11th province.

Brethren, we bring you these thoughts so you can remember the nature of the heart of the Yaounde regime.

Be not troubled. God has seen their treachery. He has seen how your good heart overflowing with kindness has been repaid repeatedly with evil. Southern Cameroons Ambazonia, the Lord has decided to free you.

On this day of the Lord, pray for heroes whose blood is bearing the land, pray for the mourning nation of Ambazonia, pray for recent martyrs like Rev Fr Sob, pray for our mothers who are now also our fathers, pray for our people competing for space with animals in the bush, pray for our leaders in colonial jail – Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and his cabinet, pray for those who currently lead us and those who are actively defending our human rights on the ground and our right to #SelfDetermination.

Do not be afraid.

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MURDER OF A PRIEST: IT WAS NOT A STRAY BULLET OR CROSSFIRE

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The ‘Anglophone’ Community is still in shock following the death of Rev. Father Alexander Sob, Parish Priest of Bomaka Local Government Area, Buea Diocese, Fako County. Father Sob passed on to glory yesterday in Muyuka Local Government Area as a result of gunshots. The Catholic church Vicar General Father Asek this morning released a statement announcing the death of Father Sob indicating that he was shot without details as to whose bullets did Father Sob bowed out of this earth. However, the how and the ways he died is still dangling in the tongues of the people of Ambazonia, Christians and family members as many versions are coming up. Ray Timah, Southern Cameroons Political Scientist presents an accurate eyewitness account which indicates Father Sob was deliberately shot at by La Republique Du Cameroun Soldiers. Ray Timah was speaking to a Muyuka Denizen who drove Father Sob to the hospital as he gave up the ghost. You may want to read on

IT WAS NOT A STRAY BULLET OR CROSSFIRE.

Father Sob was shot at close range by the Military. I have spoken to an eyewitness who gave a vivid account about the incident. He maintained that Father Sob was no where near his Mothers house at the time of the unfortunate incident. Rev. had stopped in front of popular store known as ” CY STORE” around the Muyuka main park. His intention was to wait for the tense atmosphere between the Military and restoration forces to die down as gunshots could be heard from afar.

Father Sob

A few minutes later, a group of military men approaches his parked car and asked him to take down his windscreen. In the course of doing that, an officer open fire directly to his chest. Note that he was shot twice at two different positions through the screen on the drivers side. They shot him and left and the owner of the shop who had taken cover as a result of the gunshot attempted to rescue Father Sob.
He was moved to the passenger side of the same car he was shot in and transported to the hospital which was already late.

The Eyewitness added..” Nothing occurred like a stray bullet or crossfire. As a matter of fact, no exchange of gunfire was around CY store at the time of the incident. The area was a safe zone at the time, that is why Rev chose to park there for his safety. He was murdered. It was intentional. The position of the two bullet wounds could be seen on his right and left side of his chest. That tells a lot.”

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What caught my attention

The picture on the Facebook wall of Father Sob caught my attention. You can see him smiling directly behind Jacque Fame Ndongo during a celebration in Sasse . He never knew he was standing behind one the devil behind this war that cut his life short.
Rest in Peace Father.

Ray Timah

 

 

 

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Southern Cameroons Revolutionary Leaders Condemn Human Rights Watch Report On Cameroons Crisis

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Southern Cameroons Revolutionary Leaders have condemned and criticised the recently release human rights reports in the ongoing war between La Republique Du Cameroun and the Federal Republic of Ambazonia. Dr. Ayaba Cho Lucas in a statement said the Human Rights Watch is a MOCKERY of investigative reporting. Meanwhile Dr. Akwanga Ebenezer described the Human Rights Watch as becoming ‘The Holy See’ of 2018, mimicking the Vatican whom during the course of World War II, erroneously sided with the Holocaust chief Architect, Adolf Hitler. To Dr. Akwanga, the Human Right Watch is tacitly siding with a tyrannical octogenarian whose penchant for Ambazonia blood holds no frontier!. BaretaNews brings to you details of their statements

 

OFFICE OF THE LEADER AMBAZONIA GOVERNING COUNCIL

Dear Soldiers of the Revolution,
The Human Rights Watch Report is a mockery of investigative reporting. It is hollow and paints a deminitive perspective of the brutality of the occupation. There is an ongoing genocide in Ambazonia characterized by acts of systematic brutality, torture and war crimes. All of these crimes are well documented and should get Biya and his Generals to an international Criminal institution. The Ambazonia Governing Council will be presenting counterfactuals to challenge the report and its unacceptable recommendations.

For more than 150 years, others have insisted to speak for us. First it was the British, then the Germans and then the British again and later Nigeria and then Cameroon. We have never had the chance to speak for ourselves and to represent our interest. We will henceforth speak for ourselves, paint our own reality and build and defend our own narratives. We have never been Cameroonians and so we are not separating from Cameroon. We are not Restorationist either, for Fon Dinka already restored our independence; affirmed in 1999 by Justice Ebong and cemented in 2017 by Seseko Ayuk Tabe. We are defending this independence and we will do so until the last Cameroon soldier and administrators are bundled out of Homeland.

Yesterday l watched a video wherein more than 1500 Ambazonian men, women, children, dance groups received the supreme General of the Ambazonia Defence Forces and and the installation of commanders of different brigades. The silent majority has started showing its power in the land of their birth. Ambazonia is finally ours and we must defend it to the bitter end. The promise of a better tomorrow in a land of equal opportunity and a responsible and accountable government based on the people’s consent is becoming a reality in our lifetime. It is all thanks to the unshakable resolve and focus of the NeverAgain Generation.

The defence of the homeland must remain our top priority. We must continue to make Ambaland ungovernable, increase the cost of the occupation and ensure that in the coming months no alien government and its collaborators dare attempt to use our territory for any electoral charade. As we strive for the recognition of our independence and statehood, taking control of territory must instruct the development of our strategies.I congratulate our people for initiating and enduring a few more days of ghost towns and the daring of our Defence Forces in enforcing the laws of the Homeland.I call on all of you who have doubted our unshakable resolve, questioned our strategy and contemplated our readiness to liberate and bequeath to the next generation a better country than we inherited to join me in this last phase of our struggle.
PHASE 4 in my mind.

God should protect all of you still standing and lift all those struggling so together as a people we should get to the promise land.
Dr. CHO AYABA
Leader Ambazonia Governing Council
SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION

 

Dr. Akwanga Ebenezer reacts

 

Shallow misunderstanding from people of goodwill (Human Rights Watch) especially in times of enormous crisis like the situation in my Homeland is outrightly outrageous and worse than blatant lies from people of bad faith (La Republique du Cameroun). During the course of World War II, the Vatican erroneously sided with the Holocaust chief Architect, Adolf Hitler. Today, through it’s latest ‘report’, Human Rights Watch has become ‘The Holy See’ of 2018, tacitly siding with a tyrannical octogenarian whose penchant for Ambazonia blood holds no frontier! SOCADEF, the SCYL and Ambazonians will not be cowed by malicious intentions of a human rights watchdog whose activities have only encouraged barbaric rulership, annexation and assimilation in the continent of Africa for decades. We will stand up to you! DR. EBENEZER D. AKWANGA

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