Cameroon tightens security in capital following repeated blasts

YAOUNDE, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) — Security forces are stepping up security precautions in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde following recurrent blasts in the city, a government official said on Monday.

“For some time now, we have been living with the phenomenon of explosive devices in the city of Yaounde. We have not had this kind of thing before. We have taken more adequate measures to fight the phenomenon,” Naseri Paul Bea, governor of the Centre Region told reporters in Yaounde.

“All bags will be systematically checked in the city because we have realised that the explosive devices are carried in bags. All bags are banned in drinking spot. We have asked everyone to always have their ID cards on them,” he added.

He also directed community leaders to create community defense forces, or vigilante groups that can collaborate with security forces to fish out the criminals.

“The participation of the population in the security measures is very important. We cannot have a police officer behind every Cameroonian, so the population has to be vigilant and collaborate with security forces,” Bea said.

According to security reports, there have been over 10 attacks from improvised explosive devices in the capital since the start of the year. No deaths have been reported so far. Enditem

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  1. We brought this upon ourselves. If Biya had gone to Abakwa or k town to acknowledge the short falls of his administration we would not have been at this juncture. Now look at it. Some of us can’t go home because of the brutal cabal in Yaounde or fear of the fake amba boys put in place by the low life atanga nji.This is sad.

    • Kumkum Pass Garri

      Nyamfukah terrorist Cavanni of the Delusional Republic of Ambazombies. No one expects anything good or valuable from dumb Ambazombies in the diaspora like you.

      Biya going to Kumba or Bamenda would have had absolutely no impact on the terrorism being distributed daily to Cameroonians by Ambazombie terrorists! There is just one thing that the government needs to do to improve the situation in Cameroon and that is to fight for the repatriation of the Ambazombie losers in the diaspora called leaders to be repatriated to Kondngui to face justice. If the government fails to do this, We, the Black legs, will make sure this happens. Eric Tataw, Sako, Anu, Tapang, Ayaba etc must be repatriated to Kondengui.

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