The Cameroonian government has accelerated its intimation tactic by sending SMS to citizens all over the country threatening them of a jail term of 2 to 6 years, and a fine of 10 million franc CFA to every one who sends or transfer messages relating to the ongoing Southern Cameroon struggle.
These threats come at a time when the government is doing everything possible for schools to resume tomorrow Monday 23rd. It should be recalled that the English speaking provinces of North West & South West have been deprived of internet connection since last week. Unconfirmed reports also reaching us that citizens of these part of the country will not be able to recharge their airtime soon, thus making it impossible for them to reach their families both in the French speaking part of Cameroon and abroad. Our reporters on the ground talk of an undeclared state of emergency as uniform men are seen patrolling the streets.
Cher abonné, vous risquez 6 mois à 2 ans de prison et une amende de 5 à 10 millions, si vous publiez ou propagez sur un réseau social, une nouvelle sans preuve de véracité. MINPOSTEL Cameroun
Dear subscriber, you risk 6 months to 2 years in prison and a fine of 5 to 10 million, if you publish or spread on a social network, a news without Proof of veracity. MINPOSTEL Cameroon
Meanwhile, the confrontation between government troops and Southern Cameroonian citizens has spread all over West Cameroon. Tensions grew up in Mbengwi, momo division in the NW yesterday as police arrest 3 adolescents for sharing tracks on the ongoing strike actions. The population then blocked all roads leading to Bamenda to avoid the police taking them to the Capital of the NW province.
Most Southern Cameroonians have become more radical since the government began a crack down on the leaders of the strike action. Government ministers have vowed that schools must open tomorrow as they have taken measures to ensure the security of every one.