His Royal Highness, Fon Nsehm Mbinglo II of Nso is still in captivity after he was abducted by separatist fighters last week. The abduction of the Fon has been widely condemned as a sacrilagious act against the core customs and traditions of the people of the North West Region of Cameroon.
As if to add salt to injury, the traditional ruler in a video is seen questioned by the fighters over his decision to run for the December 6 regional elections despite the prevailing war situation. MMI has confirmed that the video has caused significant levels of distress among not only the Nso community but also among many sons and daughters of the North West Region.
Some have questioned if the Ambazonians have lost the sense of direction in what they term the ‘quest for freedom’. According to a NW indigene, the acts of attacking or denigrating Traditional rulers is something that ought to be condemned by all a sundry. “We claim to be fighting to restore Anglo-Saxon values, which the colonial powers imposed on us for a period of fewer than 50 years, yet we are going about destroying the foundations of our society that have existed since the beginning of time,” she tells MMI.
The Fon however maintains that he is for a unified Cameroon. His whereabouts still remain unknown at the moment. Meanwhile, the calls for his release have intensified across many circles.
Nso elites have further called on sons and daughters of the land to stop distributing the video due to its “sensitivity”.