Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Terrorists who will surrender arms to government will not go to jail, says Atanga Nji

The Minister of Territorial Administration was last weekend in Bamenda, where he once again urged armed militias to lay down their arms.

Paul Atanga Nji has not made many official visits to the North-West region since the outbreak of the Anglophone crisis in October 2016. That is because the Minister of Territorial Administration (MINAT), who was at the helm of President of the Republic, was accused by English-speaking leaders of being one of the members of the government who put oil on fire while the movement was still in the corporatist demands.

It was therefore a small event last weekend when the Departmental Coordinator of the Cameroon People's Democratic Rally (CPDM) for Mezam arrived in Bamenda. If this descent coincided with the celebration of the 34th anniversary of the ruling party, it also aimed to share with the forces of the North West, the actions implemented by Yaoundé to put an end to the crisis.

Atanga Nji took the opportunity to renew the call to the armed militias to lay down their arms. "We spoke with CPDM activists, we talked with traditional leaders and religious communities. Because you know, we have challenges in peace. We explained all that the President of the Republic has done for two years to bring peace in the Northwest and Southwest, "he told reporters.

"It is a question that everyone is following suit; that everyone at his level preaches peace and tranquility because disorder does not benefit anyone.. We said what the Head of State has recommended. The terrorists must lay down their arms and when they will lay down their arms, they will join the National Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Those who lay down their arms will not go to prison, "reassured MINAT.