Landslides have become very common in Cameroon, with the coming of heavy rains. Lately, the people of upper Nkongho clan, Nguti Subdivision, Southwest region of Cameroon, a village also terribly affected by the Anglophone crisis, have been badly hit by a landslide, with four people allegedly dead, many homeless, with farm and property destroyed.
According to reports, the landslide in upper Nkongho was caused by heavy rains, tumbling ground and thunder storm. The Member of Parliament for Nguti Subdivision, Honorable chief Dr. Julius Fonge, says three persons have been buried alive by mud at Lebaock village and another carried away by a river during the landslide of August 21 and 23, 2020. The parliamentarian also adds that, all electric poles have been destroyed, water catchment covered, homes destroyed and denizens left homeless.
“We are looking for ways of taking care of displaced persons. We are calling on the government, international, organizations to come to the relief of these persons. Displaced persons are housed at primary school Lebock, Njungo and catholic primary school Mbetta” the M.P added (C.N.A news).
According to C.N.A, one of its sources say,“ The first one which was a rock slide happened last year at Mbetta. It destroyed our houses, bridges, killed people and nothing was done. We were left to ourselves without aid from the government or any organization. We rebuild our bridges and small houses not knowing this will happen again so soon” The source, Gaston Lamented.
The people of upper Nkongho solicit for help in order to better their lives. The landslide coupled with the fact that, it is one of the villages in the southwest region which is characterized with the Anglophone crisis makes it even worst for the inhabitants of that locality.