By Soulemanu Buba
Security forces have abandoned a checkpoint around Nkwen and Tubah in Mezam division of the North West as heavy gunshots rattle through the area early this day.
“I passed by the checkpoints at mile six Nkwen, Bambui and Bambili and there were not there,” Che, a transporter told MMI.
A student who was on the campus of the University of Bamenda when the gunshot started said, pandemonium hit the campus: “Security forces at the campus of the University of Bamenda, UBa have moved up to the upper part of the campus from their post located the lower part of the campus”.
Classes and other activities have also been interrupted. Reports say separatist fighters in protest of the killing of three civilians, a man and his two sons by the military last week announced a ghost town operation to mourn the victims.
It is not clear if the gunshots are as a result of an exchange between non-state armed groups and government forces or not.
Many Ambazonia fighters have been seen in Bambui and Bambili this day in order to enforce the ghost town operation. Those who traveled to Bambili this morning are stranded.