Friday, October 11, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: 'we must liquidate them without a state of mind' Enoh Meyomesse calls for involvement of drastic measures

The actor of the Civil Society in a forum, returns on what is according to him at the origin of this war in which Cameroon faces for a little more than three years "The secessionists: Nigerian refugees become invaders who claim from now on independence on Cameroonian soil; we must liquidate them without a qualm » Our neighborhood with Nigeria, will not cease soon to constitute for us, Cameroonians, a great source of trouble. These, from the referendum of 1961, were born, and we still have for a long time.

The plebisciteof 1961 and Nigerian interference.

First, Lagos (and London as well) has systematically financed Cameroonians in favor of integration in Nigeria. He was opposed to the reconstitution of our divided country on Wednesday, March 4, 1916 in two imperialist occupation zones, the "English zone", to the west, and the "French zone" to the east, materialized by a line of demarcation and whose two border posts were located, for southern Cameroon, one in Loum, the other in Santa. 

Secondly, a large number of Nigerians have been moved by the British administration to Northern Cameroon to skew the results of the plebiscite in order to prevent reunification. This, everyone knows it.

Thirdly, what is less known, or little talked about, in any case that the secessionists, and their defenders, are opportunely silent is the presence of a large number of Nigerians in the cities of the present South-West region. like the villages, before the referendum of 1961 and which, as well as in Northern Cameroon, voted to this one. The results of the plebiscite in this region were largely influenced by these non-Cameroonians, to the point where the vote for integration in Nigeria was the majority, unlike the current Northwest, where resided a Nigerian colony of minor importance. 

The war of Biafra and losses for our army 

Six years after the 1967 plebiscite, that is to say from 1967, Nigeria again caused us enormous problems with its war of secession. 

First, the Biafrans have continually sought, throughout the duration thereof, to make the current Southwest region, their rear base. President Ahidjo totally opposed it, and the Cameroonian army suffered very heavy losses in human lives in this refusal, the Biafran secessionist being equipped among others by France, while our army still had only old kettles from the French stocks of the Second World War. Paris supporting the secession of the Biafra, at the same time dominating Cameroon, and Ahidjo being his obligation, it was hardly possible for us to equip ourselves either in France or elsewhere. 

We were doomed to deal with what we had. We found ourselves in great difficulties, in terms of armaments, in the face of Biafran secessionists. Also, it was by whole trucks that the jagged bodies of our soldiers regularly returned from the front. Personally, I lost at the beginning of February 1968, a very close relative in this war, a great cousin of mine. He was "quartermaster"? a rank of the navy? in what took place at the time of "Cameroonian Navy". 

The boat in which he was was hit by a biafra firing and sank. All of its occupants are drowned.

Hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Biafran War 

But, the war of Biafra did not only cause us human losses. It has, in addition, led to a large population exodus in our country. Hundreds of thousands of Biafrans and Nigerians in general have fled to Cameroon, and have never returned to their country of origin until now. They eventually became Cameroonians. They naturally flooded what was then Western Cameroon, to the point of becoming even majority in a large number of cities. The countryside has not been spared by their massive arrival. They created whole villages, or became farm laborers in plantations. In Douala, they have practically submerged the famous "Yabassi district", where they are in large numbers to this day, 

In Yaoundé, they arrived less numerous, because of the language barrier, because the pidgin, unlike the city of Douala, did not really prosper there. 

Cameroonians of papers but Nigerians of origin and heart: The overwhelming majority of secessionists. 

These Nigerians who fled their country during the Civil War and whom we have welcomed in ours, are currently in their third generation of men on Cameroon soil. But at the same time, however, they remain mentally irremediably attached to Nigeria, just as the children of African immigrants in Europe remain attached to Africa despite their French, Belgian, English, German, Swiss, etc. citizenship, or as Children of the Turks in Germany remain irreducibly attached to Turkey, obey Ankara rather than Berlin, although they were born in Germany and speak German better than the Turk. 

These "Nigerian-Cameroonians", it goes without saying, since their immigrant parents from 1967, do not feel any sympathy for the power of Yaounde, nor for the Cameroonian authorities. They feel only repulsion. Consequently, for lack of being able to openly define themselves as "Nigerians", because in this case they would be required to obtain residence permits, they define themselves by default and at the same time as opportunistic, "Anglophones", apple of their eyes. They do not feel like Cameroonians.

They are "Anglophones". Point! This is the identity they claim and the new citizenship they created. As a result, they continue their studies in Nigeria, their country of origin, make all their purchases there, follow the fashions, the music and the films, hardly watch the CRTV and the other chains of television Cameroon, for tell all, live only at the time of Lagos. 

At the same time, conversely, native "Anglophones" - those who are not descendants of the Nigerian refugees in the Biafra War - are acting the opposite way. They feel first and foremost Cameroonians. Consequently, they pursue their university studies, not in Lagos, Ibadan or Port-Harcourt, but in Buea, Douala, Dschang or Yaounde. 

We are thus dealing with two types of "Anglophones": on the one hand Cameroonians, on the other hand Nigerians with Cameroonian identity cards, enjoying Cameroonian citizenship, but hating and deeply scorning Cameroon, to the point where they hardly hesitate for a moment to burn the flag, the latter having no meaning for them. 

These, of course, are the main vectors of secessionism. They have nothing to do with the reunification stories, nor with the unitary state. It does not concern them in any way. It's not part of their story. Also, failing to return to live in Nigeria, their "motherland", they decided to create an independent state, by themselves, amputating the Cameroonian territory, but pro-Nigeria. This is what they are doing right now by the armed way. 

The outbreak of armed conflict and finally the salutary clarification  e outbreak of armed conflict and finally the salutary clarification 

However, fortunately, the war unleashed by these "Nigerian Anglophones" has come to wonderfully clarify things. In fact, while they take refuge, quite naturally, in their country of origin, they have never left the body mentally, or even physically, since they have maintained strong ties with their villages. origins there, the "Anglophones Camerounais", for their part, take refuge quite naturally in the other regions of Cameroon. This is the well-known phenomenon of a woman leaving her marriage, she returns to her family. Here, both types of "Anglophones" return to their families, some to other parts of the country, others to Nigeria. Everyone at home, according to his origins.

Even more serious, the "Nigerian Anglophones", formerly warmly welcomed as war refugees in our country, ended up economically dominating those they found on the spot, namely the "Anglophones Camerounais". They currently control virtually all trade in the Southwest and are no longer in the North West. 

Refugees invaders who now claim independence

We are thus faced with a classic situation that has been repeated throughout the history of humanity, a population that invades another, begins to dominate , annihilates it, then finally begins to claim in its place and place, independence on its soil. That's what the Boers did in South Africa. 

This is what the Spaniards did throughout Latin America, except Brazil, where the Portuguese rather destroyed the peoples they found. This is what Europeans have generally done in North America. They invaded the Indian territory, ruthlessly exterminated them, launched a war of independence in their place and place against England, and separated from it by creating a new State and by themselves. 

Currently, Indians, now disdainfully described as "indigenous", are stockpiled in reserves, just as black South Africans were discriminated against by apartheid laws. Clearly, the secessionist spirit of these Biafrens in Nigeria, they imported it into their country of refuge, Cameroon. What, in this context, that to incense a school built by the power of Yaounde, or to slaughter a soldier sent by this one? Nothing at all. For them, these are normal acts directed against foreigners, intruders, people with whom they feel they have nothing in common, and who simply thwart their plans. 

They must be liquidated without a state of mind ... "