Panicky Okalia Bilai Goes For The Offensive






Bernard Okalia Bilai, colonial administrator, has placed a curfew in the Southern Zone of Southern Cameroons. Hysterical of the recent happening in the Northern Zone of Southern Cameroons, that saw the marathon killing of three paramilitary, Okalia Bilai issued a communique on Friday November 10 2017, putting a number of abhorrent measures to pre-empt a similar happening in Southern Zone.

The preamble of the communique said the measures had been taken “considering some acts of terrorism perpetrated against the forces of law and order by barbaric terrorists hiding among the populations.”

Among the restrictions contained in the communique are the prohibition of the movement of commercial motorbikes from 7 pm to 6 am; and the suspension of all hunting activities with the use of firearms.

Firearms are also banned during traditional ceremonies; the sale of firearms and ammunitions are also prohibited, with owners of firearms to present themselves to the authorities.

Okalia’s communique

Opinion holders in the Southern Zone see the measures as largely unproductive, calling on the root cause of the crisis to be handled.

“For how long will La République du Cameroun (LRC) continue to waste tax payer’s money on taking unnecessary repressive measures? We cannot pretend forever. The core issue here is there must be an inclusive and pacific dialogue to solve this problem. So I see this measure taking by Okalia as a window-dressing,” Mpalac Romanus, a Southern Cameroons denizen based in Buea County.

Meantime, motorbike riders in Menji, Nguti, Limbe, Wotutu, Tiko, Kumba, Buea, Njungo, Bafia, and many others, moved on with their activities unperturbed all-round the clock, over the weekend. Many of the riders say, the ban is null and void in their areas, for obvious reasons.

“We shall continue to ride and transport people with our bike 24/7. We don’t have vehicles that ply our roads due to its bad state. So will Okalia come transport our people to their various vicinities? We shall wait for anybody to come stop us here, then we shall have the 3rd world war (WWIII) here,” Richard Mokoko, a bike rider in Konye.

Meanwhile, the atmosphere in the Southern zone of Southern Cameroons remain the same 72 hours after the ban was effected. All activities seem to be going normally.

By Lucas Muma,

Managing Editor – BaretaNews

Otto Ama


  1. Malis

    November 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Not in Ambazonia.

  2. George

    November 13, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    What means 7a.m. (in the evening)? Wondering how a illiterate like him passed even school. Those francofools give us everyday evidence why we shall continue that struggle. We are ruled by idiots.

  3. ndolloz

    November 13, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Traders must stop paying taxes to these embezzling colonial puppets of lrc, vigilantes must unite,step up ghost towns,empower their Rights to self defense,ignore these colonial clowns dictator orders,send real tit for tat actions to those colonial militaised armies,civil servants from lrc in the regions,seize and use their weapons against them,show them that you people mean business,’life for life’the international community will start to understand the colonial oppression and respect the reasons for Independence

  4. Ambe Kenneth

    November 13, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Fellow Ambazonians remember what I wrote on November 9, 2017? I am posting it here once again. Please share this information as wide as possible. This is no joking matter. See the following:

    “Attention Attention !!! Fellow Ambazonians, we now have reliable information that La Republique du Cameroun is at it again. Following the deaths of some gendarmes in Ambazonia, La Republique plans secrete killings of Ambazonians. This time one of the methods they want to use is initiate curfews. They would then use this opportunity to arrest people they see at odd hours and brandish them as the perpetrators. Some of them may not even be brandished; they will simply be killed / disappeared. The other tactic is that, while people are observing curfews, La Republique agents will secretly target and attack homes and disappear people since there will be no eyes watching at those late hours.

    So what is our defense strategy? First be on the alert and defend our homes with anything we have. Every household make sure that it owns at least a whistles. If every member of the house can own a whistle the better. Blow these whistles any time you see an intruder(s) alert neighbours.

    All Ambazonians who own farms make sure you go to the farms in groups with your whistles tightly hung on you. I repeat, make sure you go to the farms in groups, at least 3 persons. It is a war we must win. W are almost at the point of victory, La Republique du Cameroun is in panic. So we must keep up the resistance till we get back our Country.”

    • George

      November 13, 2017 at 7:33 PM

      Well written.

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