UBa Lecturer Regains Freedom After Strike Annulment
By Mbah Godlove
The Vice Dean in charge of admission records in the University of Bamenda (Uba’s) Faculty of Laws and political science taken recently by unidentified gunmen has been freed.
His abduction and an attempt to kidnap the institution’s Director of Administrative Affairs, Dr. Mbiffi Richard days back, pushed the hierarchy of the Syndicate of Higher Education Teachers — SYNES to announce a three-day strike that was due to commernse on November 8.
Barely 24 hours after the colonial President of French Cameroun and his allies celebrated his 37th anniversary of Ambazonian colonization, UBa’s lecturer shocked him with the decision to boycott lectures.
The University dons cited security challenges as the main reason behind the impromptu sit-in.
However, Friday’s trike action which was expected to commence in front of the institution’s vice chancellery, was immediately called off following an in camera meeting between SYNES UBa chapter leaders and colonial officials of the Nothern Zone.
One of the meeting’s outcome, BaretaNews had learned, was that security will be beefed up around Mile nine, an area in Tubah Local Government Area, about one and a half kilometre from the University campus where teachers and students have often been targeted.
It is unclear who masterminded the kidnaps, but sources in the area suspect elements of Atanga Nji’s sponsored militia who have been raining havoc in the city of Bamenda.
Dr. Ngam Confidence was released shortly after the cancellation of the planed strike by the SYNES officials.