Monday, April 13, 2020

In Kumba, an Ambazonian general captured by residents and handed over to the gendarmes

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Derrick Forchap aka "General Armored Car" suspected of being loyal to the armed independence movement of a dissident state called Ambazonia is now in the hands of the security forces.

Open sources indicate that the member of the non-state armed group was caught on 5 April 2020 by an angry crowd in the Bonakama district in the Kumba I subdivision, Meme division, then handed over to elements of the national gendarmerie in Buea- Raod Kumba. 

The said Derrick Forchap aka "General Armored Car" of the village of Malende in the Kumba III subdivision would have terrorized the local population, which led to his capture. 

Before being handed over to the gendarmes, the so-called "general" revealed that he was in Bonakama to prevent bar owners from selling products from the Brassaries of Cameroon. 

He said that as "General Amba" he had been ordered by one of the separatist activists abroad to investigate the number of bar owners selling the products which he said had been long smuggled into the region. 

Asked about the fact that he killed an individual during his mission, he said that the story was long because he did not really remember the number of civilians and `` soldiers '' he had taken away life. 

"I was put in place by one of the local guys, so please don't allow the soldiers to take me away because they will kill me," the general reportedly told the furious young man from Bonakama when 'he saw what passers-by say'

It should be recalled that the Bonakama district of Kumba has one of the best vigilance groups in the city. The district enters the archives as having arrested many "Amba boys" and the young people are very collaborative. Life in the region is going smoothly as they have sworn to eliminate any suspected "Amba elements". 

Common law lawyers in Cameroon went on strike in October 2016 to protest the government's attempts to annihilate the practice of common law in a constitutionally bilingual and bi-jurisdictional Cameroon. The strike lasted more than a year. 

The country's English-speaking teachers joined the strike on November 21, 2016 to defend the threatened Anglo-Saxon values ​​in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon. The same day, Mancho Bibixy organized a coffin revolution in Liberty Square in Bamenda to protest against the marginalization and economic deprivation of English speakers. 

Things came to a head on Thursday December 8 when the people of Bamenda took to the streets to denounce the politicization of a strike which they considered to be authentic and carried by long-standing grievances. 

Ghost town days have since been observed in the South West and North West regions of the country. 

On January 17, 2017, lawyer Nkongo Felix Agbor Balla and Dr. Fontem Neba, leaders of the Consortium of Anglophone Civil Society of Cameroon (CACSC) were arrested a few moments after the consortium with the SCNC was banned.

On the same day, the Internet was cut in the North West and South West regions. The barrier of arrests was therefore open with the arrest of Mancho Bibixy on January 19, 2017. Journalist Atia Tilarious Azohnwi, Hans Achomba, Godden Zama, Penn Terence and hundreds of other English speakers would then be arrested and transported to detention centers in Yaoundé. 

Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, president of the self-proclaimed state of Ambazonia was arrested in Nigeria on January 5, 2018 with nine other members of his cabinet, including Tassang Wilfred, Nfor Ngala Nfor and Eyambe Ebai bar with the lawyer corporatist, teachers and civilians society demands to turn into armed conflict in late 2017. 

While hundreds of those arrested have been released as part of appeasement measures, many separatist fighters have been shy to lay down their arms and join their peers at the National Commission for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of former separatist and former combatants. repentant activists from Boko Haram. 

The recommendations of last year's major national dialogue are being implemented, as the hope for a return to peace and normalcy remains alive. Paul Tasong and Donatus Njong were recently tasked by the Prime Minister to defend the reconstruction of the crisis that hit the North West and South West regions.