Cameroon Government Says it Stepped Up Security After Bombings in Capital City

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON VOA | Cameroon says it has deployed more troops in the capital Yaoundé after yet another bomb exploded, leaving at least 20 people severely wounded. No one has claimed responsibility, but it is suspected that separatists fighting for the creation of an English-speaking state in Cameroon and people who escaped from prison a month ago are responsible.

Naseri Paul Bea, governor of the Central Region, where Yaoundé is located, says he convened a security meeting Friday night because there has been mounting insecurity in the capital city. He says he is calling on the clergy and traditional rulers to help bring peace back to the city.

“I instructed them to control those who sell arms, to include the traditional rulers to be able to know the new people who come into their quarters so that if there is any person who looks strange, they can be able to inform the forces of law and order{military},” said Bea.

The government said on Thursday night, yet another bomb exploded in the Damas neighborhood, severely wounding five people. 15 others with wounds were later discovered in their houses.

Bea says he has information that some prisoners were organizing the attacks from their detention centers.

“Some of the organizers are in the prisons and they have people outside who are doing it {planting the bombs} for them,” said Bea. “I instructed the penitentiary administration to put their ears to the ground to be able to get those information and sensitize the population to know that the security of the country is their own security.”

Bea said the bombs were locally made. It was the third locally made bomb to explode in a popular neighborhood in Yaoundé within two weeks. At least 37 people were wounded in the three explosions. No one has claimed responsibility.

Rights activist Edwin Ayuk of the Cameroon Human Right Center says it is imperative for the government to open negotiations with English speaking separatist leaders who are detained at the Yaoundé-Kondengui prison if they want peace to return. Speaking via a messaging application from the English-speaking northwestern town of Bamenda, he said the government should also investigate the activities of former ministers arrested and detained at the Kondengui prison by Cameroon president Paul Biya for corrupt activities.

“We have been calling on the government to call these individuals, sit with them on the table and let them discuss their differences so that the atrocities that have been going on can come to an end,” said Ayuk.

Innocent Ngono, a peace and development lecturer at the university of Yaoundé says Cameroon should handle the insecurity in its capital city with care since it already has many security challenges.He says if Cameroon has been able to resist the security challenges it has been facing since 2013, it is because the population has supported the military through information sharing. He says he is afraid Cameroonians may now be reluctant to assist the military because the government is not showing serious signs of wanting to solve the crisis the country is facing.

Since 2013 Cameroon’s eastern border has suffered a spillover of the carnage in the Central African Republic with regular intrusions of rebels. Boko Haram terrorism on Cameroons northern border with Nigeria has entered its 10th year with at least 3,000 people killed. A separatist crisis in the English-speaking western regions of the French majority state has left at least 3,000 people dead and 500,000 displaced. The Cameroon military has been deployed to handle border disputes with Equatorial Guinea.

Many civilians say if the attacks on the capital city Yaoundé are not stopped, the military may be overstretched.

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13 comments

  1. NO PEACE IN SC, NO PEACE IN LRC
    THE WORST IS YET TO COME.

    MARK MY WORDS !!!!!!!!

    • You’re right about that. That was your goal but ultimately there will be no Ambazonia. Obviously, there is no peace in Germany or why else are you here writing ledgers day in day out? Kikikikikikikikikikikikikiki

      Breaking News: In the coming months the US Department of Homeland Security will get your cousin Sako Ikome who stole over 1 million dollars meant for refugees; Chris Anu who has ordered the killing and kidnapping of many; eric tataw for murder and mutilation; tapang ivo for embezzlement, murder, kidnapping, arms running, etc.

      There will pay in the US. Mark my words.

      • @BrotherJosephus

        Your Mami Pima you this Bameta disease. Keep Tapang Ivo out of that list of criminals. He has defeated your godfather Biya and his handler Nsahlai in a US court. Tapang alone has more intelligence than your Bameta lineage starting from Muna through, Mbah Ndam, you to Irene Ngwa that has sold their people to Biya in exchange of political positions. The idiot you are should be ashamed of constantly consuming with no knowledge of how to struggle, build and overcome tyranny. If the ancestors of Afro Americans were panicking, following and begging for favour like your wowo face is doing could you have ever had the means to live and work in America? That’s the million $ question your leptospirosis infested bad breath mouth on that big head should be asking? Idiot.

        • L’enemy,

          You no drink Heineken for breakfast today? How you cush me like say you know say na me be your first born e papa? Kikikikikikikikiki

          Amba madness is when you claim you know the origin of an avatar. The same way your cult claimed it will take our people to Buea! Wonderful!

          Na which kind odeshi give you magic for smell ma mop. Wehhh, and you want to lead a revolution!

          Signed,
          Anti biya/anti Amba black leg

  2. Everything, falls on separatists – no salary payments, accidents, floodings etc etc etc.
    Recent happenings, tell it all – the legacy of dull Bi Mvondo, in power for 39 years.
    So those who ate sardine, bread etc and it is not forth coming now, can not ask for
    more, by throwing bombs?

    • Yes, everything falls on separatists. If you’re a committed enough, go to Ambazonia and free it…

      Oh, i forgot, like others, you are a coward in a revolution that sends monkeys to die so the baboons can enjoy.

      What a madness! (Okha Naseri Clovis, 2020) Kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki

  3. Ha ha; you can remove my comments. The chaotic situation in LRC will not change.

    • Neither will the thievery of sako, eric tataw, tapang ivo, chris anu(s) etc. What a madness! Kikikikikikikikiki

      Ayaba cho will never see abakwa and knows it. the baboon sits in norway, sends monkeys to fight for him as he watches from the poolside eating junk food. What a madness! Kikikikki

      Sako Ikome, a security guard with a 7 member congregation sits in rural maryland and anglos decide to make him an instant millionaire! I hear he will soon be appointed sub-divisional delegate of finance in mundemba. What a madness! Kikikikikikikikikiki

      your listen to cris anu and the rest and think you are in a revolution. what a madness! Kikikikikikiki

      I almost forgot that mokanjo akwanga with e corni eye. He too will pay for the blood in his bony hands. Kikikikikikiki

      • @Brothajoe, how funny it is, that you so suddenly, forget that even
        the `King of the Jews`, had just a small followership at 33 years, but
        with time, he has become the king of the world. And his followers, are
        still suffering persecution more than 2000 years after. I know, that i have
        gone past your level of argument.

        • Joshua,

          Of course, you have gone past my “level of argument”, whatever that means in your anglo-shaxon cult circles.

          If you must know, I am not a Christian. I don’t care about your king of whatever you’re talking about. What i care about is people claiming to be “god ordained” butchering, terrorizing and killing people in a war they will never win.

          Your leaders do not want you to win or else why would Sako Ikome embezzle over 1 million dollars hardworking people donated to him?

          You will have to return to my “level of argument” to understand that both you are not different from what you are fighting against.

          Didn’t you learn anything from that book your english ancestors left with you?

          Signed,
          Pro-Africa Black Leg

  4. stupid b’da people say ambazonia. how far are you people sure your bombs are injuring francophones?. you still go to the areas that are crowded by anglophones and set your bomb. hahaha. allow anglophones alone we are tired of this senseless nonsense. anglophones are having peace in Yde dont bring your terrorism here. how do you want the goverment to treat anglophones in y’de? which kind dull people this noh.

    • nelson,

      your xenophobia and complex blinds you from the fact that both Sako the Maryland thief and Sicksicknku are not b’da people.

      is eric tataw the garri master a baforchu man? or is he ba-metta (l’enemy)? Kikikikiki

      evil and good exists everywhere. b’da boy seize woman for you?

      grow up, man. and you wonder everyone is blood hungry in that place.

  5. B’da people are the dullest they still hear orders from fools in diaspora having fun.
    SW people donc wise.

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