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Cameroon anglophones ‘forced to fund’ secessionist conflict

APAnews | English speakers obliged, forced to finance secession war in Cameroon – Several nationals of Cameroon’s English-speaking North-West and South-West regions have told APA that they live under constant pressure from armed secessionist militias who are demanding money transfers in order to support the war against the federal government.

With a big directory, the secessionists contact their victims by telephone, indicating the amount to be sent electronically with an injunction to keep the transaction secret, under threat of reprisals if they don’t.

“No one escapes their blackmail, and those who do not comply with the deadlines must expect to see their houses burned down in their fiefdom, or family members taken hostage for ransom, sometimes even executing the captives,” said Fidelis N., a used tyre salesman in Mvog-Ada, Yaoundé.

He added that “even the wielders of power are forced, in the greatest secrecy, to finance the armed struggle being waged by the militias of the self-proclaimed republic of Ambazonia.”

Many natives like him, living in the conflict areas had to spirit their families to safety outside Cameroon.

This is a precautionary measure, far from sparing them the incessant requests for remittances.

The President of the main opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF), John Fru Ndi confirmed, at the end of June, this campaign of blackmail to which the elites and anonymous people are subjected.

“They kidnapped me twice. They kidnapped my brother twice, my sister once. They burned my car, set fire to one of my parcels of land. They do all this because they accuse me of not backing them, and they also want me to remove my from the Cameroonian Parliament.”

“The English-speaking cause has been hijacked by bandits. They ask me to finance the fighting, I won’t pay a cent,” he vowed.

Apart from these contributions allegedly made under duress, secessionists, according to sources, also enjoy the active financial backing of Cameroon’s English-speaking diaspora in Europe and the United States.

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11 comments

  1. Apanews is camerounization news outlet. No southerncameroon/Ambazonian is forced to contribute. They are forced against their will to be camerounese through annexation. Every one in ambazonia want to live independently from cameroun
    It is a war of ambazonias independence not sessionist.
    It is a war of restoration.

    • You guys can lie as much as you want, the truth is the Ambazonia thugs are harassing anglophones for money. I know a lot of them and unfortunately for you keyboard ambazonians the anglophone population is feeling it and hates it. They are waiting for the judgement day.

  2. Yes @Ngwa Jude, i stand on same point with you.
    After all the humiliation – 59 years, we have to go.
    We don`t want to worsen the situation for our surviving
    kid of tomorrow, today. And so, until they kill to the last Ambalander,
    only then, can they claim victory. Let the likes of Atanga Nji et all of
    y`de / cpdm, go ahead with supporting our massacre etc.
    Truth, is that we shall succeed.

  3. The news item is funny. Today they know who anglophones are? I thought they said there was no anglophone or francophone?
    Those who know, know. Freedom.

  4. Ambazonians must be mature enough to distinguish childish pranks from serious adult issues. The idea of self-defense presupposes the existence of a serious life-threatening attacker!!!!
    A nursing mother cuddling her baby is hardly considered such a serious life-threatening attacker. Blind imitation of Cameroon soldiers who led two mothers and their daughters to their deaths (extrajudicial killing) has serious consequences for the soldiers themselves and for the government whose good image they tarnish.
    Crude, primitive adventurism spoils the Ambazonian cause in a big way!!!!!

  5. Charity begins @ home; a true Patriot for the struggle would not spend 24/7 on social media commenting, rather action speaks loudest…

  6. May force and wisdom always guide the people of Southern Cameroons (AMBAZONIA). Freedom is a human right.Together we stand to win, separated, we may easily lose. We shall prevail against all odds. Bravo to all la ripoublique agents who comment all over the internet. You are enriching our content for the argument against you froggies when the time comes. Thank you for helping the people of Ambazonia in distilling all the insults you can. C’est vraiment génial. Vous nous fournissez des arguments solides qui vont nous permettre d’exposer aux yeux du monde entier le relationnel de façade qui existerait() dans la ripoublique francophone du Cameroun. Merci pour vos contributions. 98% na FRENCH, No UNION.

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