By Tata Mbunwe
A taxi has been burnt in Buea, Southwest Regional capital, amid a separatist-imposed lockdown in the English-speaking regions as Cameroon holds its first-ever Regional Elections.
The taxi was razed early Sunday, December 6, beside a Tradex fuel station located some 100 meters from the Molyko Police Station.
The polls were opened this morning in Limbe for Fako Division amidst a three-day lockdown imposed by separatists.
Municipal councillors are currently electing their Divisional Representatives while traditional rulers are voting their peers into the House of Chiefs, a novelty in the Northwest and Southwest.
The elections have been boycotted by the country’s two largest opposition parties, paving way for the ruling CPDM to claim all Regional Council seats in the Northwest and Southwest.
Separatists imposed a lockdown from Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, as a means of frustrating voting.
Buea, the regional capital, partially observed the lockdown with one of its most vibrant markets, the Muea Market, failing to hold on Sunday as usual.
There have been no gunshots as of Sunday, nor any other threats from the separatists.
A few taxis are running the streets with almost all shops closed.
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