Tense situation this Thursday in Anglophone Towns; Ambazonia War
One of the military during clashes between Ambazonian and soldiers
Ambazonian appeals to residents of the Northwestern and Southwestern regions to watch the dead cities today have intensified to violent incidents in both regions.
In the Muyuka district, southwest region, there are reports of significant troop support following violent clashes early this morning between security forces and separatist fighters.
Sources said fierce fighting was taking place in Makanga and Stone neighborhoods up to Muyenge, forcing residents to flee into the bushes to ensure their safety.
“There is a strong military presence in the city and the streets are empty,” said a source in Muyuka.
In Muea, Buea, the atmosphere is relatively calm but the streets are deserted. Sources indicate that gunmen drove farmers out of their farms, forcing them to respect the dead-man’s slogan.
In Buea, the city is relatively quiet and activists act timidly while locals try to defeat fear.
In the North West, the slogan of ghost town is effective in some parts of the regions. The inhabitants stayed at home, fearing a momentary attack.
Sources say that activities are shy in Bambili, which has seen a series of sporadic clashes in recent days with students who have braved the chances of going to school.
In Bafut, the situation remains tense following an exchange of fire on Monday between the security forces and armed men. An elderly man was kidnapped during this ambush.
Family members of the man in question were also abducted late last night by three armed men who took them to an unknown destination, but the kidnappers still have not laid down their demands.
Recall that in an information note that went around the web at the beginning of this week, the acting president of the state ambazonian invited all the inhabitants of the Anglophone regions to stay at home on Thursday. According to Samuel Sako, every time he has an English-speaking audience incarcerated in the context of the Anglophone crisis, this day will be declared a ghost town.