Elie Lade was a senior police inspector on duty at the public security station in Mora in the Far North region. He left his home in the neighbourhood of Barama on Sunday, September 20th and took up duty at exactly 6 am at the Guirbala police station located three kilometres from Mora, capital of Mayo-Sava division. There he met his end. Elie Lade reportedly got intelligence from a non state policing group on that fateful morning of a possible suicide attack in the city of Mora. The attack had been planned for Sunday inside the main market in Mora.
The brave Elie Lade surprised the Boko Haram terrorists in full conversation on the timing of the Mora market attacks. As a crime stopper, Elie Lade ordered the two girls to unmask themselves. He made a passionate appeal to the two to drop down the explosives they had attached to their bodies. One of the girls detonated her bombs killing herself and senior police inspector Elie Lade. The second girl exploded hers killing a peaceful farmer going about his rural occupations. Sunday, the 20th of September attacks in Mora central market recorded 5 deaths. It would have been more if men like Inspector Elie Lade were not born in Cameroon.
Thanks to his vigilance, his high sense of patriotism and sacrifice, Elie Lade helped by act, thereby avoiding the carnage that these "suicide bombers" were about to commit at the central market in Mora where thousands of people go usually for shopping. So here at last is this policeman who in his time demonstrated so much love and passion for the Cameroonian police force.
Here at last is the end of Inspector Elie Lade, one of our nation’s most refined police officer unknown at the time of his death to the ruling elite. President Biya has demanded that Prime Minister Yang Philemon posthumously decorate inspector Lade Elie, a decision that is the official state recognition to a hero whose name now will enter the pantheon of the nation, alongside those of other martyrs whose sacrifice is celebrated and maintained.