UB 26th Matriculation Attracts Heavy Militarization
By Mbah Godlove
Environs of the University of Buea (UB) have been heavily militarized following the 26th Matriculation Ceremony that is ongoing in the institution.
The ceremony which is being chaired by the University’s colonial Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ngomo Harace Manga has been heavily boycotted due to fear of the unknown.
A local in Molyko, a neighborhood hosting the University told BaretaNews that the environment is tensed owing to the heavy presence of colonial agents.
“Some of them [the troops] took cover in storey buildings that are closer to UB. We are scared of them, and this has caused most of us to remain indoors.”
Some inhabitants have condemned the presence of the soldiers on the street stating that it exposes the frailty of the Bishop Andrew Nkea led-peace caravan in the Southern Zone.
Some parents have expressed fear over sending their children to school due to the high Military presence which they say might attract restoration fighters to clash with them.
Conflict experts have called on the Biya regime to withdraw his troops from Ambazonia which according to them will serve as buffer zones for effective school resumption.
During last year’s Matriculation Ceremony, while officiating the program, the Vice Chancellor revealed that two lecturers and a campus police had been whisked off by unknown individuals.