Emergency Preparedness Plans for Southern Cameroonians in the event of Violence
In view of the ongoing deployment of military forces into Southern Cameroons, the conditions of likely state of emergency may ensue, and provocative actions by government forces will lead to violence and several arrests. Flashpoints for violence in North West are likely going to be around Bamenda, including Mankon, Nkwen, Mendankwe, Santa, Bafut, Bali, Batibo, Widikum, Mbengwi, Bambili, and Ndop-Jakiri axes.
Flashpoints in the South West may include Buea, Limbe, Mutengene, Idenau, Muyuka, Akwaya, Ndian, Kumba, Tiko, Mamfe, Eyumojock, etc.
Just in the event of violent conflict between the military forces of La Republique du Cameroun and equal resistance in self defense by civilian population in Southern Cameroons, the closest and safest place/country to enter is Nigeria if there is enough time and resources.
Note that about 3 million Nigerians in Cameroun will also be displaced and Ekok road will be very heavily controlled by La Republique.
So what is the immediate contingency plan for Emergency Response?
1) First of all, have sufficient food stocked to last at least a month, but also have some cash in case you have to leave.
2) Be home before 6pm remain indoors and avoid any kind of night movements no matter how important.. Except human life is at stake.
3) No drinking in beer parlours/ bars and discothèques, as these are absolutely risky places in times like these. Save that money.. You will need it sooner or later to safe yourself or family.
4) Keep close watch on your environment and be careful of responding to questions from unknown persons. Keep quiet inside Taxis, even if they want you to join a discussion on “Anglophone Crises”
5) Use more of local language (dialects) instead of English in street communications.
6) Keep all children at home under close supervision even if their schools are next door.
7) Move out your children and families from town to the villages NOW or when the situation in town becomes unsafe.
8) If the situation in the villages become unsafe as well, move further inland to stay with relatives in places that are relatively remote or hard to reach farmlands.
9) As a last resort or final option, and where resources or circumstances allow, *cross over to Nigeria* for refuge and protection of the international community.
10) Once inside Nigeria, immediately seek for National Refugee Protection by calling the following contact numbers of the Nigerian National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons:
? Cross River State Registration Centre (+234-703-753-7368);
? Enugu State Registration Centre (+234-803-341-4810)
? Abuja Registration Centre (+234-802-862-6775).
You can also reach the UN at:
?Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Nigeria (Abuja) on +234-809-052-9092 for immediate help and protection.
Upon calling these numbers, you will be directed to safe locations where you will be registered, provided with temporary documentation that can allow you move around to anywhere in Nigeria without harassment. No payments, no international passports or ID cards are required for registration, but it is advisable that you have any form of (national) identification (ID) card although lack of such identification will not stop you from being registered or provided assistance. You will then be notified of the next steps.
Share this with friends and relatives, and let’s keep praying for the Lord to Protect His People from the Aggression of the enemy
Southern Cameroons Governing Council