Inhabitants of Kumba have opted to stay in their houses today Thursday October 1st 2020.
“Separatist fighters called for a lock down to permit them celebrate their independence on the 1st of October. To avoid trouble, it’s better to stay home”. A resident has told Mimi Mefo on phone.
On instruction of authorities in Kumba,the gate of markets are open yet traders and customers are completely absent.
Council offices of Kumba 1, 2,and 3 and Kumba City Council are close with the workers equally taking refuge in their houses. Other civil servants have definitely not accorded any confidence on heavy military deployment in the town of Kumba to go to their offices.
On the side of separatist fighters, there have been no incident, no gunshot at the time of this report. Earlier, they have threatened to take over administrative institutions in Kumba.
October 1st in history marks the independence of British Southern Cameroon. Since 2016, some Cameroonians from the North West and South West regions are fighting for the restoration of Southern Cameroon otherwise known as Ambazonia statehood.
A struggle that have caused the death of over 3000 people with millions of others that have taken refuge in the federal Republic of Nigeria with some internally displaced persons scattered throughout the national territory.