Saturday, August 25, 2018

Armed men burn four trucks belonging to Sogea-Satom, the company rehabilitating the Babadjou-Bamenda road


Four trucks dump material belonging to the French construction company Sogea-Satom, were burned in the night of August 22, 2018 by unidentified gunmen. According to the public radio that reports the facts, the parking site of the Sogea-Satom machines at Mile 17 in Kum by Santa (North-West), was stormed according to one of the guards of the premises, by a dozen armed individuals in the night of August 22, 2018. Suspected of secessionists, they have mastered the guards before committing their crime. "I was stationed with my colleagues and at 10 pm, I heard the sound of the car and when I turn around, I see how the guys are emptying the fuel to burn the vehicles," said the one of the guards at the CRTV. While assessing the damage to 500 million FCFA, officials of the company have, we learn, displayed their determination to complete the construction of the road Babadjou-Bamenda.

Informed, the North West Governor went down on the ground to condemn this criminal act by reassuring the company of the efforts made by the government. "Under high instructions from the head of state, reassured Adolphe Lele Lafrique Tchoffo, the measures will be taken to accompany the completion of this work." These terrorists, he promised are identified and will be hunted down in their last entrenchment and sanctioned. The North West Governor also called on the population to organize vigilance committees to accompany the security services in securing the work.

Recall that the rehabilitation of the Babadjou-Bamenda road (about 50km long) on ​​the National 2 began in mid-November 2017. Realized with the support of the World Bank for a total amount of 113 billion FCFA, this Rehabilitation will be done in three sections, including Babadjou-Welcome to Bamenda (35 km), Bamenda Cliff Bypass (5.1 km), Champions School-Love Travel Agency Mezam junction-Finance junction-Vetinary junction- Hospital Round About (12 km).