Tuesday, 30 January 2018

News Of Ambazonia Leaders’ Extradition To Cameroon Throws South West Region In Mourning

An atmosphere of grief and melancholy, Monday, January 29, 2018, enveloped the South West Region.

Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, during a press conference in Yaounde, revealed that the Nigerian Government has finally handed over some Anglophones arrested in Nigeria to the Cameroon Government to face the music of law.

Among those extradited were leaders of the Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia led by the President, Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe.

Tchiroma’s January 29 press conference finally shed light on the whereabouts of the leaders who were arrested at Nera Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday, January 5, 2018, and held incommunicado.
News Of Ambazonia Leaders’ Extradition To Cameroon Throws South West Region In Mourning
Before the Communication Minister’s outing on Monday, French media organs like France 24, TV 5 Monde, Vision 4 and other print media were already awash with reports that the Ambazonian leaders were already in Yaounde, while both the Government of Nigeria and that of Cameroon maintained sealed lips.

After Tchiroma’s confirmation, the hitherto busy South West Regional capital, Buea went dead. Most tax drivers in circulation grounded their cabs and the general mood of the Region was like a national day of mourning.
Speaking to Journal du Cameroun, a senior Lawyer who refused to be named said: “by extraditing the arrested Anglophone leaders to Cameroon, the Nigerian Government has violated international laws which protect people under such circumstances and should be ready to answer for it.”

Another denizen of Buea told this reporter that: “this is a very sad day for Anglophones in Cameroon. The Nigerian Government has finally handed over these Anglophone Cameroonians to the Biya regime to be executed. They can never have any fair trial since they have been tagged as terrorists”

However, one of the CPDM stalwarts in the Region told Journal du Cameroun that: “I don’t think the Government should be judged in a hurry. President Paul Biya is determined to uphold the unity and indivisibility of this country and will not do anything to jeopardise it. I am sure that the President will use this opportunity to open dialogue with those arrested so that peace can return to Cameroon.”

It would be recalled that Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, Dr. Nfor Ngala Nfor, Dr. Fidelis Nde Che, Dr. Henry Kimeng, Prof. Awasum, Dr. Cornelius Kwanga, Tassang Wilfred, Barrister Eyambe Elias, Dr. Ojong Okongho and Barrister Nalowa Bih, were arrested in Nigeria while they were holding a meeting to discuss about the plight of thousands of Anglophones who have fled to Nigeria as refugees in the wake of the socio-political crisis rocking the country.

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