Monday, January 27, 2020

Cameroon: the fate reserved for Atanga Nji after the February elections

Atanga Nji, the minister of territorial administration in Cameroon, and the brain behind the killings in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon, will be appointed minister of state after the twin elections in February, a source close to the government said.

Mr. Nji, originally from the northwest region, committed atrocities to please the government of Yaoundé and to prove that he has no sympathy for those who defied the government.

The source also revealed that Mr. Nji was very concerned about the number of people killed in the past two years, but was very motivated by his desire to gain more recognition in Yaoundé and the need to amass a lot of wealth. 

The source added that Mr. Atanga Nji had just bought a large house in Miami, Florida, where he paid off his mortgage in full; something that even bothered American real estate agents and bankers. 

Other sources maintain that Mr. Nji could emigrate to the United States once he is removed from government because he will not stand mockery and criticism in the newspapers when he is out of government.

Mr. Nji, whose children live in the United States, tells his masters in Yaoundé that he will never live in his native northwest because his people will never welcome him. 

It should be recalled that Mr. Nji has divergent opinions on the crisis in Cameroon. 

At the start of the crisis, he declared that there was no Anglophone crisis. He said later that there was a problem, but that the anglophones could take comfort in the fact that he had been appointed minister. 

He also said there had been no humanitarian disaster in Cameroon, but spent much of 2019 providing humanitarian aid to displaced people in Yaoundé, Douala and Bafoussam.