Friday, January 10, 2020

Anglophone Crisis: Babessi mayor and four of his municipal councilors have been kidnapped

Local sources say mayor Issa Chou was arrested alongside at least four of his advisers on Monday, January 5, 2020 by armed groups

Since then, nothing has filtered on their destination.

The kidnapping allegedly aims to prevent the holding of municipal and legislative elections on February 9, 2020 in this part of the country.

Meanwhile, the Ambazonian leaders announce a vast movement of disturbance from February 2020, through operations "dead cities".

The threat is all the more visible since the leaflets have been flooding the cities of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since last week. Indeed, they also warn people to stay at home from 07 to 12 February next. They promise unfortunate consequences to anyone caught on the streets and would dare to violate this formal ban on any activity.

On the ground, the various candidates in the lists of the CPDM, party in power and the SDF are missing. Heavily armed groups prey on the property of candidates engaged in the municipal and legislative elections of February 9, 2020. One wonders how they will be able to fight campaign at the opening of the electoral campaign

Officially, the SDF will go to the elections. But this participation is more than controversial. In its own ranks, voices are raised to say that the party of the "suffer don finish" must not endorse what appears to be a hoax.