Thursday, January 30, 2020

Anglophone Crisis: 'Paul Biya' succeeded in dividing the secessionists

Recognized for its manipulation and its vindictiveness, the government of Yaoundé has succeeded in opposing armed groups in the south of Cameroon.

Over the past few months, various armed groups that are said to be fighting the government of Yaoundé have cut each other's throats for reasons that are unclear to many observers. 

The battlefield of the northwest regions has become the cemetery of many young combatants due to internal conflicts and betrayals. 

Armed groups in southern Cameroon have been infiltrated and the presence of huge sums of money has aroused much suspicion and enmity. 

While the Cameroonians of the South clearly regret what is happening, there is a group that flies with joy - the government of Yaoundé - because the bullets which were intended for the soldiers of the army are now wasted on the other combatants because of disagreements.

The government's plan is carefully implemented by the country's Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, who is doing everything in his power to demonstrate to his payroll masters in Yaoundé that he is up to the task.

The chaos in the jungles of the north-west and south-west is hurting many and even some members of the government are dissatisfied with the way Cameroonians in the South are currently waging their war. 

Speaking to a Cameroon correspondent for Concord News Group in the regional capital of southwest Buea on Monday January 27, 2020, a gendarme officer who is aware of the stuff employed by the government said that if the various armed groups did not cleaning up their mess, the revolution, which is a nightmare for the government, will soon collapse. 

The officer, who chose anonymity, said he was surprised that Cameroonians in the South were unaware of the gadgets the government was playing. 

He stressed that the government was completely overwhelmed and that if the Cameroonians of the South could put their differences behind them and close ranks, the cash-strapped government would be forced to go to the negotiating table. 

He added that the crisis in southern Cameroon had dealt a huge blow to the government's liver, making it difficult for the desperate regime to be on its own two legs.

He said the country's economy had been severely affected by the crisis, adding that the collapse of state-owned companies such as CDC, PAMOL and SONARA, located in southern Cameroon, had deprived the reckless government of vital resources. 

He said that Yaoundé and Douala were the shadow of their former selves, adding that it was always a miracle that civil servants received their wages. 

He stressed that the coming months would be difficult as government revenues would continue to dry up, while everything that was still available was used to buy weapons and pay for desperate soldiers who aspire to return home, healthy and sound. 

The gendarmerie officer added that the government was silently targeting militants in southern Cameroon, stressing that there was a plan in place to arrest those who lived abroad in case they came to Cameroon. 

He advised activists living abroad to continue raising awareness of the humanitarian disaster and genocide taking place in the country's two English-speaking regions.

He said that many young men were recruited into the military and underwent three months of training which was quite sufficient to face the fighters from southern Cameroon. 

He noted that many of them came from the southern region and were ill-equipped to meet the challenge they faced. 

He said about 2,028 soldiers had lost their lives as a result of the senseless war, adding that the government was doing everything in its power to keep the real numbers from being released, as this could spark a violent reaction in eastern Cameroon. 

He urged Cameroonian editors Concord News Group to continue doing their job, as it remained the main source of reliable information that was causing the government a real headache. 

"They are confused that the Cameroon Concord News Group is still publishing authentic and disturbing news," he said, adding that "if they could get their hands on the writers and their executives, they would sigh in relief."

“The Cameroon Concord News Group is a real thorn in their side. They don't like the news portal, but they always go there to find out what's really going on in government circles. Some of them are unaware of what is happening both at the Palace of Unity and at the Star Building. It is the Cameroon Concord News Group which in fact brings them the latest news ”, he concluded.