As tension rises in Cameroon with the increase in COVID-19 cases, it appearedSeparatist Fighters were slowly losing their grip on the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. This is evident as recently, attacks and clashes with the military have declined. However, many citizens were stunned with a recent raid by these fighters who have been seemingly dormant.
In Buea, Separatist Fighters,in order to prove they still have absolute control over Fako have started their normal routine of making sure “ghost towns” and other bans put in place by them are respected. On Monday, 13 April, 2020, Separatist Fighters in a bid enforce Monday “ghost towns” routine, shot a girl in Bonakanda, Buea.According to local sources, Doris Kedze was killed in an early morning raid. The separatist fighters are said to have shot her because she went out of her house early Monday morning when they were firing several rounds in the air to enforce the “ghost towns”. She was left to bleed to death.
The alleged fighters also kidnapped some six villagers, including a pastor of local Full Gospel Church and a nursing mother whom they accused of selling “Brasseries products” which the fighters have bannedin the Northwest and Southwest Regions.
Sources suggest that the armed men had targeted those who sell alcoholic beverages in the village. This is to enforce their “ban” on the commercialization of the French-backed Brasseries du Cameroon products.
These incidents have sent shivers down the spines of villagers as separatist fighters have once more shown their claim over Ambazonia as they enforce their rule. Clashes between separatist and military have resulted to the deaths of many civilians and some kidnapped.