Bamenda (9:00 PM) – Its been a bloody day in Bamenda, Ekona and around the Southern Cameroons. While this is a news organization that pride
itself with reporting the news as it presents itself, it will never shirk its responsibility about safeguarding the basic tenets of what constitutes a human society. That is why it holds dear the rights of peoples, everybody, to life, simply life, unfettered by torture or abuse. In that light, it will carry the following announcement that seems to be aimed directly to the people of Southern Cameroons:
Please email Chris Murillo at the US embassy in The Republic of Cameroun with information and documentation of incidences of brutality and torture being carried out in the Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia).Email Address: Murillocj@state.gov
In as much as the show of force clearly lies in matter of application with those who hold guns and use the authority of the state or occupation with impunity, the people, the power of the people, the power of resilience is something that cannot be quantified ever. Throughout history, the power of the people has always trumped those who carry guns, has always trumped the colonizers, the enslavers, the authoritarians. As the Southern Cameroons sleep tonight in blood, as their people cry in despair, there is that hope that always, always, people on the right side of history have always succeeded. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, the arc of history is long but it always bends towards freedom.
Bamenda (Thursday 6:00 AM)
MANCHO BBC KIDNAPPED BY LRC: BAMENDA TOWN IN TURMOIL
BAMENDA (6:00 AM Thursday)- The forces of La Republique Du Cameroun today kidnapped one of the defining figures of the current struggle for the freedom of the Southern Cameroons. Mancho Bibixy was picked up in Ntarikon earlier this morning at his girlfriends house where he was spending the night and together with the girlfriend, has been taken to an undisclosed location. Bamenda town is in turmoil right now with LRC forces clashing with the angry populace. Shops are closed, people are in the streets and the town is completely shut down.
Teachers representatives who since yesterday have been holding meetings at the Governor’s residence in Bamenda, meetings that surprising enough involved Generals of La Republique Du Cameroun arm forces are trapped in Up Station Bamenda and news reaching Abakwa Times is that they have been offered military escorts to take them to their residences. This is still a developing story…