The Head of State and Commander in Chief fo the army, Paul Biya has instructed that hard measures be taken against 33 soldiers who staged a protest in the Far North region over the weekend.
A source has confirmed to Cameroon Concord that the striking soldiers were feried to Yaounde yesterday on the instructions of the Head of state where they are presently under detention. In a communique signed by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency incharge of Defence, Jospeh Beti Assomo, Investigations have been opened to establish the truth of the matter at the end of which they would stand trial at the Military Tribunal .
33 soldiers of the Cameroon Airforce who are part of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF over the weekend blocked the National road No 1 around Waza in protest of unpaid allowances. They also wanted their present dues to be tallied with their colleagues in MINUSCA operations in the Central Africa Republic. When we sought to enquire why the contingent fighting Boko Haram earns less than peace keepers in the Central African Republic, a defence official told Cameroon Concord that they MNJTF is funded by countries who are plagued by the terror threat of the group and the money coughed out by Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Niger cannot be compared to that of the UN who is funding peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.
In the meantime, the speedy transfer of the striking boots to Yaounde and their subsequent trial is raising dust as to the management of resources in the anti Boko Haram offensive. While they could be disciplind for carrying out their fustrations away from the camp, top security officials who are found wanting in the management of resources in the operation will not also be spared.