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Separatists have vandalized 206 MTN Cameroon’s telecom sites, since April 2018

Business in Cameroon | MTN Cameroon’s network is increasingly disrupted in the north-western and south-western regions of the country, under attack from secessionists who want authorities to split Cameroon into two parts, Massey Njiti Bongang, the company’s Corporate Communications Manager told NewsWatch.

“A total of 206 MTN sites have been trashed since April 2018, or are out of order due to difficulties in accessing them because of insecurity,” he said.

Despite these issues, the operator reports it has already restored 33 vandalized sites, and aims to return the remaining 173 sites to service soon, while avoiding endangering the lives of those responsible for carrying out the rehabilitation or breakdown work.

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61 comments

  1. Vandals they are and should be treated as such.
    Police operations….
    These sh$&@ will be wiped out from that area.

  2. Ambazombies vandalising MTN network, meanwhile the same vandals are making assumptions about being supported by South Africa! A prosaic explanation for this phenomenon is that the Ambazombie termite nation is in the hands of clueless adventurers.

    • The referendum will come. Nitwits like you will not be allowed to vote because of your LRC origin. And then we will part ways. Monkey. Carry on swinging from branch to branch.

      • Of course, I-Man would never want to be part of a nation of drunkards with primitive elements from the Northwest like you. We shall make sure you find a way to stay where you belong, over there in Batibo… and continue killing ‘ENGLISH-SPEAKING’ white people.

        • How can you called your fellow brother primitive.What r u then?Civilize?

        • Ras Tuge,

          Very well said! All these Northwest folks want is the milk and honey of Southwest…..See the question Vaiocomputers is asking u…..??? Pure bias. He focus on your insult to L’enemie as primitive but FAIL to see that L’enemie is the one who first threw an insult to you calling u ‘monkey’.

          This is the very bias u will see from Northwest folks to Southwest folks…..I better deal with the enemy whom I know the trick than the one I will never know…..

        • Fine Limbe,

          I noticed that partiality but I am immune to those little things, my friend.

  3. Having clientele in Southern Cameroons is a privilege and not a right!
    MTN collaborated with the government to shut down internet to the entire Southern Cameroons from January to April of 2017 more than 100days. MTN did not care about their clients and the loses incured by their businesses.
    MTN became a wing of the dictatorial regime by carrying out policies that are designed to cause total economic destruction.
    MTN therefore cannot talk about vandalism of their offices because this current government is very capable of vandalism MTN offices to blackmail Southern Cameroonians.
    The final goal of the regime may just be to get MTN out of the market in Southern Cameroons so they can give the contract to a French company with a tribal Middleman collaborator as CEO.
    Who is fooling who?

    • ‘MTN cannot talk about vandalism…. the current government is capable of VANDALISING MTN to blackmail…’ Oh, just like you slaughtered the ‘ENGLISH-SPEAKING’ American, and want to pin it on the government! Nya Lum, you must do better.

      • Why did you stop talking about Ambazonian cannibalism empty head. Your source of info is either crtv or Tchiroma.?

    • By the way, if MTN collaborated with the government, as you declare in your statement of betrayal, then by celestial logic, the government would be more interested in protecting MTN! That’s elementary reasoning, my dear. In the political science, it is referred to as SHARING THE BENEFITS OF COOPERATION. Therefore, we all know who the vandals are… and you must accept the consequences.

      • I like you Ras Tuge…..your analogy speaks for who u are….these NW guys will never be with u unless u support their hidden greedy agenda of this so call amba liberation…….rubbish!!

        • Don’t worry ma men, as long as the Southwest is on our shoulders, the Northwest folks stand no chance in this time. We are observing all what is going on with keen interest.

  4. @Lum

    can you prove that ” terrorist”, you are only good to fabricate story here? Soon terrorists will not have a way to communicate, therefore we can eliminate them kikikikikikikkiikikkk.

    PLS DESTROY ALL “MTN” kikikikik

  5. It is our country.We are in charge.We decide should be vandalised and who should not be vandalised.MTN should blame the impostors in Y’de for collecting tax from them in a foreign country.For MTN to put their telecom site and operate freely,they have to talk to the people who own that country.Not those Illegitimate impostors in Y’de.
    If MTN knows what is good for them,they should pack their bags and go and put their telecom sites in LRC,across the mungo,before the loss of human life becos they want to re-install the telecom sites that have been destroyed……A word to the wise is sufficient.

  6. MTN should not allow their workers to take that kind of risk.It’s too risky.Life no get duplicate…..

    • Foolish man say KONGOSA……instead of you crying for your own brothers and sisters who are now jobless and covered in misery, you instead laugh at MTN that still makes huge profits in Cameroon despite the vandalism…….who want to be part of a country called AMBAZONIA where folks lack common sense reasoning of this nature…Shamefull!!

  7. These Ambazonia thugs are good at nothing but making life difficult for anglophones. These mobsters have now moved from extorting money from small business owners to vandalizing MTN machines. What a bunch of con men. Very soon Biya go show wuna pepper.

    • You this dimunity Bulu Bgeti animal. You aren’t from Santa you cassava eating donkey. Have you any shame at all? We are still waiting for you to rally your Mbalmayo crowd and chase Biya out of power after he stole the election like you promised. Pot belly pig. Ambazonians will always be your boss you know why? They have balls to face the biya killing machine while you wait for an election you will never win. Collaborative Cpdm criminal.

  8. @bobjazz ”These Ambazonia thugs are good at nothing but making life difficult for anglophones.”..And what is Y’de doing? making life easy for anglophones?…Since u people ,east of the mungo love anglophones so much,why not withdraw your army from SC? why are u keeping them there? since u militarised SC,has the situation gotten better or worse?go and solve your post electoral crisis in East Cameroon and leave Ambazonia and lets see if anglophones will suffer….
    U claim to have won elections against Biya,yet,u cannot man up and come to the streets to face his army…….anuofia

  9. @bobjazz From what i know,the military is suppose to protect the civilian population,but that is not what your military is doing in NW and SW.They have been actively involved in the killing of civilians.So,why keep them there? Have keeping them there make the situation in NW and SW better or worse,as the day goes by.That is the question u are suppose to be asking yourself.Withdraw them from NW and SW,lets see if anglophones there will suffer the way they are suffering.Since extreme north became miliatarised becos of boko haram,the situation has gottten better,but u can’t say the same in the case of NW and SW.So,why not demilitarise NW and SW and see if it will get better? it’s just a proposal.

    • @ Kongosa woman, I am wan meumbo 100%. Your hate and foolishness will never ever change it. You evil and useless people. How do you justify the kidnapping of 79 anglophone kids? I thought you were fighting for them. This is the first time CNN is mentioning Cameroon since you started your foolishness and they are referring to your useless organization as kidnappers. Not a good sign.

  10. I learned the people of Bole only got electricity two years ago. Right now just like MTN, everything has been vandalized. And it’s the case in most villages in the North and South West. Some who’ve moved to French speaking regions only discover they’ve lost loved ones after months. It is really horrible! Matter of fact I think Ayaba Cho and the other ring leaders have Lost control over this whole madness. Those of you supporting those drugged kids called amba boys, please rather persuade them to drop their guns. We can’t fold our hands and watch a whole generation perish out of mere greed, ignorance, and false pride. Go down there and see for yourselves. I visited those areas recently and I am yet to recover from the trauma. I am convinced 99.9 percent of the people are. It has to stop now

    • Thank you Sir for your wise words.
      The so called diaspora sponsoring this, are the evil ones.
      Cacao farms have become the “homes ” of thousands in the bushes.
      The “smart ” ones overseas, instead of organise and find a way out and help their community are busy making things worst.

    • When you are in government since 1964 as is the case of Biya, and you let a simple structural reform that dialogue alone could have resolved degenerate into war then you should be man enough to call for dialogue and resolve the conflict.
      English in Courtrooms and classrooms in Buea and Bamenda did not require such brutality from Yaoundé.
      Ayaba Cho is just a symptom of the disease of bad governance from Yaoundé.
      Did the Americans win the Vietnam war by asking Vietnamese to stop fighting or did they withdraw their troops?
      So long as the tribal army is killing men women and children indiscriminately on the land of our ancestors just to prove that they speak French and they control the army this will go on forever.
      When you intentionally destroy Anglophones you will destroy Cameroon too

      • Nya Lum, the operations commander of the Cameroonian army in the Northwest is from your region… so he knows your tricks very well. Back off with wails about Vietnam!

      • @Lum
        If you seriously want those kids to bring down the current regime first, go down there yourselves, second you need real arms and not odeshi, hunting guns, fighter/ lion dor, and not tramadol.
        Those of you running your fingers on your keyboards are certainly benefitting from this crises.
        Btw, your relatives are all in French speaking regions and their kids schooling. Madam people are dying and you are here kidding?

        • @ One Humanity
          A woman has been brutally raped in your humanity you ask her why she fighting back against her rapist with whatever tool she has.
          That is your logic!
          You believe because the woman is weak she has no right to fight back!
          When will you have the courage to ask the Yaoundé rapist why it is okay to kill 20,000 Anglophones because of structural reforms to use English in classrooms and Courtrooms in Buea and Bamenda in a constitutionally bilingual country?
          In 2016 was every Anglophone in Southern Cameroons against the government?
          200villages burnt down!
          500,000 people displaced!
          100,000 refugees in Nigeria!
          10,000 missing!
          Is this how a responsible government resolves an intentionally France sponsored language and economic apartheid?
          Who is fooling who?

      • @ Ma Lum. What about the beating and kidnapping of anglophone students by these Ambazonia thugs? I thought Ambazonians are fighting to protect anglophones.

  11. One Humanities or whatever you call yrself
    You should be one of Biya gang member but everything has time of you think anything can stop Ambazonia freedom then you should be very stupid

  12. Dictator Biya and his military are the one making life difficult for the people of Ambazonia we will fight till one man standing if you think your untrained BIR can stop Ambazonia then you are joking

    • @Goodman
      Are you one of those fighting? The answer is definitely no. I feel sick to the stomach to still read comments like yours. You’ve turned your own people to nothing with your false promises. Why don’t you go to Yaounde yourselves and Change the regime. Leave our young people alone, for crying out loud! Stop sending drugs and guns to those kids, please! Listening to some your naratives, one would think it’s a movie; people, the situation down there is dramatic. This madness has to stop so we can start taking care of the consequences. Especially the mental health of those kids and the rest of the population.
      Now saying I am one of Biya’s is one of the most ignorant statements I’ve heard so far this year. FYI I am not into politics and not interested in working for the government.

      • @ One Humanity
        You are so welcome in this forum.
        Please stay around. We desparatly need more people like you who can bring positiv contributions here.
        Be ready, cos they will call you all type of names and so one, but keep it up…
        We can’t let those haters winn. Never.
        People back home, specialy in the war zone need all the positiv minds to come to their rescue.
        I don’t understand how some in the diaspora can send their kids to their daily activities out here, while they know that others children in the NW and SW are sleeping under the sky in the forest like animals, and they are they are the ones sponsoring that.
        Heartless criminals.

      • Man, I can see that you have good intentions, unlike those ones in obscurity. Unfortunately however, you may not treat those fellows as victims any longer. They have a choice to make, and they have made their choice even as suicidal as the mission that they have embraced is! It is up to the local population to decide about what to do with them. Once that choice is made, whatever support the termite warriors are getting from people like Nya Lum and others will be meaningless. We encourage those folks to return to civilisation but you can see that thousands have opted to be slaughtered for an illusion that can never materialize.

        • @Ras Tug

          I get you. But guess what? Those guys are abducting young people as from 11 yrs old. That’s why l dare see them as victims. Plus there are under the influence of drugs. The moment people hear the ambas are around, men! There is total chaos. Kids go into hiding. People start running. How all that translate to fighting for their independence? Or fighting for a better “country”, l am yet to phantom. It’s sad!

        • Ok, One Humanity… If it is the case that 11 year old boys are being abducted then that’s extremely sinister.

      • One Humanity. You are wasting your time advising these Ambazonia thugs. These are people full of hate. When they can`t challenge your brilliant write-up, they call you a Biya supporter.

    • Mr. Goodman, CNN just announced the kidnapping of 79 students in the NW province of Cameroon. There was no mention of your Ambazonia nonsense.

  13. @Lum
    If you seriously want those kids to bring down the current regime first, go down there yourselves, second you need real arms and not odeshi, hunting guns, fighter/ lion dor, and not tramadol.
    Those of you running your fingers on your keyboards are certainly benefitting from this crises.
    Btw, your relatives are all in French speaking regions and their kids schooling. Madam people are dying and you are here kidding?

  14. @One Humanity ”Why don’t you go to Yaounde yourselves and Change the regime. Leave our young people alone, for crying out loud!”…. Wow,why not tell your gov’t to withdraw their troops from SC and see if any anglophone will run to the forest again for refuge? why not withdraw your military from SC and see if any anglophone will run to neighbouring Nigeria for refuge? Your gov’t militarised Extreme north becos of boko haram and the situation has become stabilised.But since your gov’t militarised NW and SW,the situation is increasing becoming unstable.With 120.000 refugees in Nigeria and 200000 Internally displaced.Why not dimilitarised NW and SW and see if the situation will stabilise,since militarising NW and SW has not worked so far in stabilising NW and SW? Its just a proposal….

    • Kongossa
      You guys need to stop with this your blame game.
      It is about time you come to your sense and stop the madness.
      Those young people you send to fight the army are young Cameroonians who have been manipulated by greedy idiots like you and your delusional masters who are living peacefuly with their families overseas.
      Are you not tired to see all the destruction?
      Why do you want to distroy a hole génération of your own people?
      Cmr army will never retreat. People are dying for nothing.
      There will never be anything called Ambazonia.
      You need to find a way how you can make those kids to lay down their guns.
      The children there want to be kids again. Why are you killing them @Kongossa?

      • never say never.
        south Sudan
        Eritrea
        democratic south Africa
        Namibia
        these are all examples of countries which were first thought to be impossible

        • Mr. Epée, stop comparing apples and oranges. Cameroon was Cameroon and will always be Cameroon. A brief British and French fabrication to steal Cameroon`s resources will never ever separate Cameroon. NW and SW people have nothing in common.

    • @Ras Tug

      I get you. But guess what? Those guys are abducting young people as from 11 yrs old. That’s why l dare see them as victims. Plus there are under the influence of drugs. The moment people hear the ambas are around, men! There is total chaos. Kids go into hiding. People start running. How all that translate to fighting for their independence? Or fighting for a better “country”, l am yet to phantom. It’s sad!

  15. @Bikutsi See who is talking about blame game…U talk about blame game and at the same time u blame Ambazonian leaders..
    ” Cmr army will never retreat. People are dying for nothing.
    There will never be anything called Ambazonia.”……This is the pride and arrogance that has landed us where we are today…tHAT IS THE MORE REASON WHY THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME UNSTABLE,So,don’t cry more than the bereave? Americans never told vietnamese to lay down their arms,Americans instead withdrew their troops from Vietnam. Withdraw your troops from Ambazonia…

    • So the army just woke up one day and decided to go to the NW and SW to kill “Anglophones ” huh?
      You are comparing the Vietnam war with this? Really?
      There is nothing to compare here. Even geaographicaly, nothing!
      Vietnam in Asia with” yellow” people . USA in America/white supremacy aganda…
      Cameroon, Negreos killing each other over some fantasied European “heritage “!

      Light up your brain @Kongossa .
      This does not work. You need to find an other way to revendicate.

      • @ Kongossa
        The army shows up, generally, 10-15 minutes whenever they get a signal that those guys are somewhere. Or when they do their hit and run thing. Then the ordinary citizen is left to pay for their madness. They provoke and run into hiding then the military retaliates. As far as this crises is concerned, anbazonians who have hijacked the struggle for equity in the two English speaking regions, Mr. Biya’s entourage, and all those benefitting from the regime in place are responsible for the pain and suffering of the ordinary Cameroonian. We can’t be critiquing dictatorship while practicing the same on our own.
        It’s not too late to deviate from your line of thought, kongossa. We want peace and solutions and not chaos and blood.

  16. The military, has no right doing what it is doing – ie, killings etc.
    Only in a dictatorship, should parliament be tossed around, as what biya has in place.
    Biya, takes blame and responsibility for everything going on in that country.

    • Joshua I feel your pain but let’s do it right. You guys are doing worse than the Biya regime. Joshua, our people are suffering. Joshua the military are the ones accompanying the ordinary citizens in convoys. Joshua just because l live abroad makes me a candidate for kidnapping at anytime. I am safer with the military than with the ambas. Joshua wake up!

  17. Ras Tuge,you are wasting your time educating the biggest fools in the universe that is the headless kongossa and his gang of ambazombies. Those of us who care more about our beloved SW will need to do everything in our powers to drive these enemies to the grassfield and beyond, for relegating our people to the background. # Action now#

    • Well Embola, you know… in life, when you try to be too greedy, you end up getting stripped naked. That’s an old maxim in the book. It is important to continue encouraging those folks to return home. What they don’t seem to realise is that the longer they hide in the bushes and rampage various localities with such brutality as I have been told, the more people will rise up against them with even worse brutality. People are already organising themselves in that regard in the Southwest, as I gather. I worked in the CAR and I can testify with regards to rise of the anti-balaka. We are slowly getting there… Let us hope that we don’t get to that critical juncture.

      You have a beautiful name by the way!

  18. @One Humanity ” The army shows up, generally, 10-15 minutes whenever they get a signal that those guys are somewhere. Or when they do their hit and run thing. Then the ordinary citizen is left to pay for their madness.”… Wow,Mr. Army spokes man.Are ordinary citizens suppose to pay becos Ambazonians have come and hit and run? When boko haram came and hit and run,ordinary citizens did not pay in extreme north.Why should ordinary citizens pay,becos Ambas boys have come and hit and run? Mr.advocate of the devil.Try to pack yourself well next time before writing nonsense. Your gov’t is the one causing the sufferings of anglophones,not Ambas Boys,just admit it.If u think ordinary citizens are paying the price and it is paining u as u claim,tell Y’de to withdraw their troops from NW and SW.

  19. @Bikutsi ”You are comparing the Vietnam war with this? Really?There is nothing to compare here. Even geaographicaly, nothing! Vietnam in Asia with” yellow” people . USA in America/white supremacy aganda…
    Cameroon, Negreos killing each other over some fantasied European “heritage “!…Of course there is everything to compare.LRC with francophone sepremacy agenda in SC.If we should not fight over European languages,then tell Biya that we,Ambazonians don’t want the European language that he wants to impose in our courts and schools. For the last time,withdraw your troops from our land and anglophones will not run into the forest again and to Nigeria for refuge and the situation will become stabilised like in extreme north.But keeping the military there will continue to destabilise NW and SW

  20. @Embola and Ras Tuge Look at this two impostors..So,u are SWesterners,huh? So,u believe Biya has the right to dictate his Etat Unitaire non decentralise ideology to u SWesterners,as u claim,and Ambazonians does not have the ,right to dictate their seccessionists ideology to u,right? Go to SW and tell the Ambas boys that they are causing the suffering of SWesterners and lets see if they will not chop off your fingers and use it for dinner…anuofia

    • CDC brought you to the SW kongossa, now you have a voice. We have become a minority in our own land but we’ll have to die rather than being colonised by Graffi.

      • but you prefer colonisation by larepublique. most of you will cry because Ambazonia is free