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La situation déplacés du village Ekidi au Cameroun

VOA | Au Cameroun, le village Ediki dans le sud-ouest en zone anglophone est vidé de ses populations qui ont fui les violences des hommes armés non identifiés qui ont envahi leur village. Dans la localité de Mbanga, à 303 km de Yaoundé, ces populations ont trouvé refuge.

Les pleurs d’un bébé, le regard apeuré d’une maman portant au rein son enfant, la mine resserrée d’une femme d’une quarantaine sonnée. À Mbanga, les déplacés sont inquiets de leur avenir.

Mbangaa vu déferler en trois jours, les 13, 14 et 15 avril, par voie ferroviaire, des centaines de ressortissants du village Ediki, située dans la région du sud-ouest en zone anglophone.

Tous ont fui des tirs d’armes à feu entendus dans leur village.

“Alors que je m’apprêtais à faire à manger à mes enfants, j’ai suivi les coups de feu. Mon mari m’a demandé de prendre les enfants pour fuir”, confie Bridgett Ekwalle à VOA Afrique.

Joseph Ambe a fait savoir que ce mouvement de panique “c’est chacun qui cherchait à prendre fuite. Certains ont sauté dans le train, et d’autres jusqu’à l’heure actuelle sont certainement encore en brousse”.

L’air quelque peu débité, depuis les incidents du village, Dorothy Kende se souvient avoir vu “une foule de populations courir vers moi. Les gens provenaient du carrefour du village et tous disaient, il faut courir ! J’ai aussi couru pour prendre mes petits enfants”.

Arrivés à Mbanga, fortuitement par voie ferroviaire aux alentours “de 21 heures vendredi 13 avril”, selon le sous-préfet de la ville, Amstrong Voh Buikame, c’est dans la salle de réunion du RDPC, le parti au pouvoir, que les déplacés du village Ediki ont été momentanément recasés.

Et des moyens de fortune ont été mis à leur disposition, pour le séjour dans la ville, impliquant ainsi au premier chef, la croix rouge camerounaise.

“Nous avons veillé à ce que les personnes à risque soient rapidement prises en charge, c’est-à-dire les enfants, les femmes enceintes. Nous leur avions aussi garantis d’une eau de bonne qualité, des repas froids et chauds. Ils sont tous en bonne santé hormis quelques cas internés à l’hôpital de district de Mbanga”, a confié à VOA Afrique, Leopold Njeme, responsable départemental de la croix rouge du Mungo.


On compte deux nouveau-nés parmi les déplacés du village Ediki. Ils sont venus au monde, une semaine avant l’attaque du village.

Les mamans arrivées en état choc, ont été admises à l’hôpital de district de Mbanga. L’une des mamans porte des jumeaux. Sur le site d’accueil, le sort de ces déplacés a fait naître un élan de solidarité nationale.

Les dons de toute nature proviennent de toutes part. Des vêtements envoyés par la croix rouge de la région du littoral. De l’argent frais aussi depuis la diaspora de la ville de Mbanga.

Ce jour, par exemple, la fondation d’un ancien magistrat anglophone, Paul Ayah Abiné, emprisonné puis libéré au début de la crise anglophone, est venue remettre des denrées alimentaires par l’entremise de son fils.

“La fondation Ayah Ayah reviendra avec plus de dons et appelle d’autres camerounais à soutenir ces compatriotes”, souligne son président Ayah Ayah Abiné.

Cependant, ajoute-t-il, “nous espérons que ces ressortissants du département de la Mémé vont rentrer chez eux et que la crise va aussi prendre fin bientôt”.
Pour les autorités de la ville de plus réservées à parler aux médias, le pire a été évité, la gestion de ces déplacés est désormais sous contrôle, rassurent-elles.

Hormis quelques départs en famille ou chez les proches, environs, 80 personnes déplacées du village Ediki, séjourneront encore à Mbanga pour quelque temps.

Le retour dans leur lieu de résidence respectif n’étant pas prévu pour demain.

Toutes ces personnes craignent pour leur vie. Une délégation nationale de la croix rouge camerounaise s’est rendue à Mbanga pour mieux évaluer la situation humanitaire des déplacés.

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20 comments

  1. The village is really called EDIKI. Please stop feeding readers with these mangled Bah Acho specialties!

  2. @john dinga

    now it is ” mangled” for you. I guess it is because the story is not connected to what you expected.

    you like to hear a story like ” terrorist ambasonia has kidnapped the SDO, GOVERNOR OR MAYOR”

    • The day you start reading and commenting on the main article rather that wait and spew idiocies on others, the better.

      By the way, I picked a single word from the title – Ekidi – and commented on it. Your boorish Lilliputian instinct took you to extrapolate and amplify the depth my of interest.

      • So what has BAH ACHO got to do with the article? You are a sly old fellow who always pretends to be all righteous. You begin a comment with a shameless and unprovoked attack on someone who is nowhere to be found… and when you get chastized, you immediately resort to demeaning insults. Are you any better than a boorish Lilliputian?

        • Drug addict, at your age you shouldn’t be playing the baby,by constantly equivocating about another man’s age. You are not Bah Acho and your unprovoked rant owes much to a drug hangover than to a dispassionate look of things

      • Ras Tuge
        It is no magic to enter the English language and find a place in its store of personifications. Lilliput did it, so also is Bah Acho heading there.
        And given your ill-disguised old age and the rate at which you are proceeding, you too will.

    • Father of love

      @Bamendaboy long time MASSA no leave these people worry ya head boh

  3. @John Dinga

    you can qualify me whatever you wants , all I said the true hurt.

    • These so-called Ambazonians surely have a secret agenda that has nothing to do with the marginalization of anglophones. How can the same anglophones the Ambazonians claim to be fighting for run to the Francophones and CPDM for protection? Due to their foolishness Biya is now using experience to win the hearts and minds of some anglophones. All your stupid attacks do is bring more suffering and hardship to the anglophone villagers and force them to run to Biya for protection. Who wins the day? Biya or Ambazonians or the anglophones? Your answer is as good as mine.

      • US of Africa,
        Idiotic vagabond, your question should be why the Cpdm and francophones are counting on Anglophones like Elokobi and Atanga Nji to do the dirty job for them! You drunk surely doesn’t know the difference between winning hearts and winning enemies. You cannot win the hearts of those you declared war against and who run to you under duress. Zam Zam is a francophone Cpdm thug, didn’t he run to Bamenda when you and your people went after him with axes? Your answer is as blah blah blah! Copycat!

        • No war was declared on anglophones. War was declared on the terrorists called Ambazonia. Anglophones are not Ambazonians but Cameroonians. They don’t believe in terrorism. Their fight which is supported by a lot of Francophones like Bikutsi is against marginalization which you devils have hijacked with your stupid and foolish terrorism which will never achieve anything but bring hardship to some anglophone villagers where you carry out your terrorist activities. That is why the anglophone villagers are running to their Francophone brothers for protection from the terrorists called Ambazonia. Keep on destroying our villages, we will soon come after you morons.

          Bobjazz.

        • US of Africa,
          Eternal fool. War was not displaced in Anglophones, but many were displaced by war. If my mind is not playing tricks on me, I remember you have been sheepishly shouting on tree tops for everyone to know you are anglophone. Small question, how many times have you and those who declared the war visited the displaced Cameroonians in Nigeria? You forest thuggish gorilla wants to let everyone know how confused and empty-headed you are by cherry picking the kind of Cameroonians you cosy up to. Those going to Mbanga are used as political pawns by a lousy noise maker like, why those in Nigeria are never mentioned. Bamilekes, your francophone brothers ran to Anglophones when you were rampaging in the past, deal with it!

        • …war was not declared on Anglophones as you claim m, but..,,

        • Father of love

          @Bobjaz and fire fighter I really really do appreciate your reasoning because I stopped visiting this sight simply because each time I say anything negative about the so-called ambazonia all I received was insults , and I was so ashamed that these grown up men and women expecting everybody to reason moronically like them. At first they did not want their own kids to go to school, claiming anglophones are marginalized as if there is a single Cameroonian who is not a victim of the system and when that turned in to a total disgraceful failure, they now took arms and entered inside the jungle terrorizing people in the name of ambazoshit . THUNDER FIRE WUNA ALL

  4. @ John Dinga. What Truth Can You Say? From All Indication, It Shows That It Is A Typo Error. Ekidi Was Used Only Once (tittle Pasted Under Picture). @ Ras Tuge. The Old Dude Was Deceived By ” There Was A National Solidarity” & Paul Ayah Abine Calling OTHER KAMERUNIANS NOT AMBAZONIANS…. It Sucks Especially When Biafrans Who Returned To Their Country Like Ambazombians Refugees Do Not Have The Same Affection. Ambazombians Diaspora Is Busy Buying Weapons & Spread Hatred To Expect Kamerunians To Care For Their Refugees.

    • @ Fire

      You can rant as you want. Call me Bamileke, US of Africa or whatever name you want to call me which I’m not. It won’t change the fact that the majority of us anglophones don’t support your foolishness. Earlier in your foolishness, you were burning down our schools and infrastructures and the Biya BIRs drove you to the bushes. You are now coming out of your bushes at night and destroying our villages forcing villagers to flee to Nigeria as refugees and to the Biya regime for protection. Can you tell me what this your terrorism has accomplished apart of bringing hardship to anglophone villagers? Morons. Don’t worry we will soon come after you. WHY DON’T YOU GO AND ATTACK BIYA’S VILLAGE IF YOU HAVE ANY BALLS? Sore losers.

  5. Soon, they will be told that because they are refugees, an epidemic has just surfaced.
    And they will come with fake vaccines etc.

  6. The same people who were on the street in masses with Ambawhatever flags chanting now see what some of us saw since the beginning.

  7. Look at what the so called ‘Ambazonians ‘ are putting our children through? Minewhile, their own children are safe somewhere else in the world.