English-speaking Cameroonians are being subjected to atrocious human rights abuses in Buea and Bamenda ahead of planned demonstrations tomorrow against systemic discrimination by President Paul Biya's administration.
Reports sneaked out from Bamenda liken massive troop deployment in the two anglophone regions to military occupation. Soldiers are reported to be breaking into homes, molesting unarmed families, searching their phones and even asking for receipts for household items.
Despite assurances by the country's minister of telecommunications, the Internet is said to have been shutdown in both regions apparently to prevent citizens under siege from sending pictures of the military atrocities worldwide and also from circumventing mass mobilization against Mr Biya's 34-year rule and the announced declaration of independence Sunday October 1st.
It is not clear how the Internet is shutdown yet communication goes out.
The last few days have also seen soldiers invading predominantly anglophone neighborhoods in Yaoundé, the nation's capital.
It would be recalled that while some English-speaking Cameroonians want outright cessation from the francophone part of the country, some are clamoring for a two-stae federation while others oppose both preferring a unitary government but the discrimination stamped out.
We will continue to objectively report on the events as they unfold and as we get verifiable facts.
Source: Divine Nchamukong