Activists Did not Kidnap Students in Bamenda – Colonial Governor.
The colonial Governor of the Northern Zone of Ambazonia, has debunked allegations and social media rumours that 6 students of Government Bilingual High School – GBHS Atiela were purportedly kidnapped on campus on October 19th, 2018 by Ambazonia restoration forces. In a Press statement signed on October 21st by his the Secretary-General, Langag Ngwanyi, on behalf of the colonial agent, he notes that;
“Activists effectively attempted such an act but following spontaneous collaboration between the community and timely intervention of the forces of law and order, No student was kidnapped ”
The colonialist edged all education stakeholders to be collaborative, calm and steadfast as special measures have been taken to protect pupils, parents, students, and many others from the unknown men.
BaretaNews is however very much concerned in the language of the press release. Firstly, the content of the press release shows that the office of the colonial Governor is hiding something from the public. It’s either the students were actually taken away and have been returned or they are still in the custody of those who kidnapped them and the colonial administration thinks this may scare away students from school if the truth is announced. We, however, note that Ambazonia Restoration Forces do not kidnap students. This is a calculated attempt by the regime in place as they have created groups to tarnish the image of the restoration forces
Secondly, the colonial agents are gradually coming to terms that Ambazonian nationalists are ACTIVISTS and NOT TERRORISTS as they have often referred to believers in a free Ambazonia.
Nevertheless, BaretaNews wants to state again that Ambazonia has become ungovernable and different groups are taking advantage of the chaos to orchestrate their own personal agendas in the name of restoration forces. The revolution had long gone beyond schools and consequently, schools opening or not pose no threat to the restoration quest.
It’s the duty of the Ambazonian parents to assess the security situation in their towns and make the decision whether to send their children to school or not. Restoration forces at this stage of the revolution have no business with whether schools are on or not.
BaretaNews Desk Political Analyst