By Njodzeka Danhatu
Ghost town operations have engulfed Buea, today January 10, following calls and warnings from Ambazonian fighters on social media instructing citizens in Anglophone regions to stay indoors, because leaders of the Ambazonia movement have been scheduled to appear in court for their trial in Yaoundé.
Talking to some locals in Buea, Chief Capital of the Southwest Region, they say, the Ghost town is organised to show Solidarity to Ambazonian leaders expected to appear in court today January 10 at the Nation’s political capital Yaounde.
Since morning, inhabitants going to their various places were compelled to trek as there are no taxis, nor bikes plying the streets in Buea.
At the Mile 17 Motor Park, majority of shops are sealed and only few persons spotted on sight. Reacting on the condition of anonymity, a lady who came to buy but met a ghosted park said, “I heard of the ghost town been announced on social media yesterday, but I did not take it serious because I taught it would not be this severe…I wanted to buy food for breakfast but no shop is open”
Along the streets, only military and some private vehicles could be spotted circulating, two to four taxis along the streets couldn’t take passengers going down to mile 17 and other areas considered hot zones, as they say they are afraid of the unknown.
The Post Newspaper on its Monday edition N0.01973 reported that lawyers from Nigeria and Cameroon, over 100 in number will storm the Yaoundé Military Tribunal in defence of Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, Tassang Wilfred, Dr Fedelis Che, Prof Awasum Augustine, Barister Shufai Blaise and Nfor Nfor Ngala.
These leaders among others were arrested in Nigeria on January 5, 2018 and extradited to Cameroon where they have been, behind bars for over a year and counting. The leaders during their last hearing, are said to have renounced their Cameroonian Nationality.
Talking to SWEET FM Douala this morning, the Head of CNN and Partners Law Firm, Barister Ndong Christopher, who is of the Defence Council For Sissku and Co. said they have also filled another law suit in the Nigerian Court that will becoming on the 19 of this month.
The Post further reports that, the State of Cameroon has been dragged to court for the detention of 47 asylum seekers, the matter as the paper stated will be heard In the African Commission on Human and Peoples Right Court in Banjul, Gambia.