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Southern Cameroons On Red Alert!! Arbitrary Arrests, Intimidation, As October 1 Approaches

Denizens of Southern Cameroons are in tribulation times as news of arbitrary arrests and intimidation reigns in virtually every county in the Northern and Southern zones. Forces of La Republic du Cameroun (LRC) have been instructed to apply all military suppression tactics so the people will scare away from the Sunday October 1, 2017 restoration march to Buea.

Media reporting on Anglophone crisis

Preceding the day many a people of Southern Cameroons have yearned to enjoy freedom at last, the military deployment in the two zones have been invading people’s premises, major streets and meeting points, to chase away people, beating some and arresting others. In Mile 16, Muea, Ekona, Newtown, Half Mile, Kosala, Fiango, Nguti, Nkwen, Santa, Kumbo, and other places in the Southern and Northern Zones, there has been mass raids and arbitrary arrests since Saturday September 23, 2017. Worst still, is the fact that people’s phones are being seized and searched. Should you have anything regarding the restoration of the statehood of Southern Cameroons, you will be arrested. Many have been locked up  at detention camps for no just course.

We Shall Shoot To Kill, If Possible – Bernard Okalia Bilai

Colonial Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai, told reporters that the huge military presence in the Southern zone have been tasked to shoot and kill if anyone gets on the street on or before Sunday October 1, 2017. Speaking in a Press conference held Wednesday October, 27 2017 in Buea, the xenophobe cum ‘agent provocateur’ of LRC, told the media to inform the population to stay home for their good, otherwise, they risk facing their end, should they venture the streets on Sunday October 1, 2017.

Mass arrests in Ekona

“I urge you the journalists to sensitise the population to stay home on Sunday (October 1, 2017). We have raised the security alert to severe. So the security forces you see parading the streets have been instructed to shoot at anyone who shall demonstrate on that day. It is of the best interest of the people to stay safe at home on that day,” Okalia Bilai indicated.

Speaking with all arrogance and authority, the colonial occupant even threatened the press to desist from reporting incidents that can fuel demonstrations. He insisted, due to the desperate times we find ourselves, reporters should apply gatekeeping of information at the highest level.

“It will be of your best interest to avoid reporting things that can implicate you. We are in a desperate time and no stone is left unturn. I urge you journalists to apply your ethics of your profession at all course so as to avoid escalation of violence in (Southern Cameroons),” Okalia Bilai arrogated.

Unannounced Curfew Hits Southern Cameroons

Since Sunday September 24, denizens of Southern Cameroons have been forced to halt all activities from 9pm and return home. Huge military parade in streets and quarters animate the night as anyone seen parading the streets is being arrested.

Southern Cameroons, ready for statehood restoration on October 1

Church services, night travel, and even nocturnal social activities, have been placed under suspension. Reports say, within these times, some special forces are being deployed to enter homes and search for any implicating material.

Francophones deployed As Spies & Vigilante

Meantime, some unknown youths are presently being trained on some information gathering technics in the Northwest and Southwest Regions. These young men allegedly from Douala and Nschang, are going to act as government spies, combing the nooks and crannies of Buea, Limbe and Kumba, so they can fish out possible information linked to the restoration of the struggle. Presented in Buea and Bamenda on Wednesday September 27, the men are being equipped with whistles, torches, and communication airtime, to carry out their espionage.

By Lucas Muma,

Managing Editor, BaretaNews

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Malis

    September 28, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    Emergency, We in the diaspora must take to the street before the 1st of October and protest in front of the parliament of all these countries till 1st of october.

  2. General De Gaulle

    September 28, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Yes that is correct because our streeets are empty and no youth is free to move or even reach the roadside we are here planning while the LRC is acting where are these population going to come from?? When almost everybody in Ekona, Muea, Mile 16, Muyuka and other counties have been abducted some were beating to death at the spot others are in detention while some are are being used as beats to set examples, they walk with them and show how badly beaten they so no women can leave the house?? What restoration are we facing ?? When our able men are being abducte and tortured?? I keep on saying we need a military force to stand and defend us in times like this, all the places that our flag has been hosted on Friday 22 should not have been brought down if we had a military force to stand for us it will make things easy if we can call or buy the interest of King John Wu of North Korea or Puttin in Russia into this it will be good for we have resources to strick a deal with them on the petrol we have or anything we can its a must we neeed this freedom for if we fail,,, MMMMMHHH!! we will be enslave for life because the president will ensure this never occurs again. WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!! WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!! WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!!!

  3. General De Gaulle

    September 28, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Yes that IS WHAT YOU IN THE DIASPORA NEED TO DO AND THE GOVERNING COUNCIL MUST KNOW WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE because our streeets are empty and no youth is free to move or even reach the roadside we are here planning while the LRC is acting where are these population going to come from?? When almost everybody in Ekona, Muea, Mile 16, Muyuka and other counties have been abducted some were beating to death at the spot others are in detention while some are are being used as beats to set examples, they walk with them and show how badly beaten they so no women can leave the house?? What restoration are we facing ?? When our able men are being abducte and tortured?? I keep on saying we need a military force to stand and defend us in times like this, all the places that our flag has been hosted on Friday 22 should not have been brought down if we had a military force to stand for us it will make things easy if we can call or buy the interest of King John Wu of North Korea or Puttin in Russia into this it will be good for we have resources to strick a deal with them on the petrol we have or anything we can its a must we neeed this freedom for if we fail,,, MMMMMHHH!! we will be enslave for life because the president will ensure this never occurs again. WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!! WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!! WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!!!

  4. General De Gaulle

    September 28, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    WHAT YOU IN THE DIASPORA NEED TO DO AND THE GOVERNING COUNCIL MUST KNOW WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE because our streeets are empty and no youth is free to move or even reach the roadside we are here planning while the LRC is acting where are these population going to come from?? When almost everybody in Ekona, Muea, Mile 16, Muyuka and other counties have been abducted some were beating to death at the spot others are in detention while some are are being used as beats to set examples, they walk with them and show how badly beaten they so no women can leave the house?? What restoration are we facing ?? When our able men are being abducte and tortured?? I keep on saying we need a military force to stand and defend us in times like this, all the places that our flag has been hosted on Friday 22 should not have been brought down if we had a military force to stand for us it will make things easy if we can call or buy the interest of King John Wu of North Korea or Puttin in Russia into this it will be good for we have resources to strick a deal with them on the petrol we have or anything we can its a must we neeed this freedom for if we fail,,, MMMMMHHH!! we will be enslave for life because the president will ensure this never occurs again. WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!! WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!! WE NEED A MILITARY FORCE!!!

  5. Malis

    September 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Written Sep 28 2017

    TO ALL CONCERN:

    MARCH ORDER

    Our program remains the same as stated yesterday. The Governing Council is aware on the current situation and would update with more advice soon on the social media and probably SCBC. We are also aware of the threat on internet cut and “slow down”; don’t panick. We have a means to communicate with you when it’s necessary, everyone would know what the next step is. As of now, stick to the plan.

    All For One, One For All
    Communications Department
    SCACUF

  6. George

    September 28, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Who is actually more afraid? The regime is flooding our territory with thousands of heavily armed soldiers. We are unarmed and have nothing. Don’t you see how much LRC fears us. We. Without any weapon. It’s our unity which make them panicking. And be assured we outnumber them.

  7. Kos NB

    September 28, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Where is the UN that is clamoring peace everyday? People are being killed everyday, abducted and they sit quietly, only preaching peace, no action. I’m in Douala and wanted to travel to Buea, but how am sure that they will not get me on they way?

  8. Ghost

    September 28, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Which UN are u talking abt with french veto power nothing wld happen.Moreover who cares abt our black ass,didnt u get macron speech of too much population.If we can lobby britain with black gold n even Nigeria then it wld be good fr us.Pple shld not be Afraid to come out if La Republique Wants to arrest they should arrest everbdy in southern cameroon and lets see who they’ld govern.We’ve already won this struggle as OKALAI BILAI is only trying to keep his job wc by the way is already lost.If we fail to gain our Independence come October 1st 2017 even our position as second class citizens wld be lost. If they have to kill me fr what i Believe in so be it than to live Another day frm my date of independence under PAUL BIYA.I dnt want to Believe we came all this way to Abandon this struggle now,what abt those who have sacrifice their lifes to see us were we are today,wld their sacrifice go in vein.These Soldiers have being ordered not to shoot bcuz PAUL BIYA thus not want to internationalise this conflict reasons why even when LELE L’AFRIQUE signed his fake state of emergency the will of the Pple over powered him n they where surprised by the turn out that day.Even if la Republique Deploys all his Soldiers in southern cameroon they cant change the will of the Pple.

  9. PESS

    September 28, 2017 at 6:51 PM

    My comrades, Amba people, PIPEDOWN!! DONT be frightened! All what you’re hearing and watching the Biya’s regime is doing is to restick the 56yr-FEAR back into our peoples minds. We are at the finishline. Biya has been told by the UN that WE AMBA PEOPLE have the right to celebrate OCT 1st.

    The Governor of SW was terrified by the event of last Friday and he is trying to use the last tactics and the only tool they have remaining, to intimidate US.

    Every AMBAZONIAN in the homeland must know that OCT 1st must be a DO or DIE event PERIOD!

    GO OUT on that day and reclaim your stolen INDEPENDENCE.

    Ekok -border to Nigeria has already fallen into the hands of the AMBA people who chased away the gendarme/police and BIR and they ran away into the forest.

    On SUNDAY if you ever doubted PEOPLE POWER you will see it when people are out on the street and the BIR shoot and kill one AMBA Pekin!!!!

  10. Atem Bakia

    September 29, 2017 at 4:16 AM

    The Buea governor and LRC folks calling for us to be shot are actually praying that LRC officers don’t shoot us because they know they will be arrested and tried like done in Ivory Coast, Eastern Europe, Rwanda,etc. This is just all talk. The world and Trump know Biya very well now.

  11. Ni Jack

    September 29, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    they are already killing people before October 1, then why not on October 1

    I support the struggle for independence in Southern Cameroon but we have to be aware that the opponent is not going to fold his arms and watch.

    Secondly, independence is not restored by going out to march and doing celebrations but by taking full control of the land. This is where l have questions.

    What happens on October 2, 3, 4? Who will be in control of the land? How will the territory be protected after October 1? What will happen when LRC soldiers come arresting and torturing people at night?
    If the people cannot be protected during or after the event then l suggest the leaders go back to the drawing board and restrategize.
    My suggestions:
    1. Get a major foreign country to declare support for Ambazonian independence and issue a threat to LRC.
    2. Get a military force ready to defend the land and the people after October 1.
    Unless this is done, l only foresee unnecessary bloodshed and l know LRC will not hesitate to kill to maintain control of the territory.

    This is wisdom not fear. Courage without the proper assets and strategies to win a battle will lead to failure.

    LRC knows that what they are doing is unjust but they are just repeating what was done to them by the French and British. We need strategy not blind force or blind courage.

  12. Prince Elvis

    September 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    the governing council must apply other measures to see that we do fail in October first. the people are being intimidated by the forces of lrc so that they should not come out on that day. we must take related action to see that october 1 is a success. southern cameroons must be free

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