Mr Alain Taboh, a popular architectural engineer based in Wotutu, a village in the Buea Municipality, is now in a desperate condition, after gunmen razed his brand-new car in front of his house.
As the story goes, the gunmen, suspected to be Ambazonian fighters, stormed his compound, Saturday October 13 2018, demanding the head of a military officer who is reported to be a tenant of the building.
“It was around 10pm that Saturday that some 10 hefty looking guys broke into our compound, demanding the head of a military man who rents here. They banged on all the doors, shattering the louvres while requesting the military man to come out. As they tried in vane to get hold of the army, they ran out and burnt down my car,” Mr Taboh said.
The engineer highlighted that though the village in recent times has been marred by heavy fighting between the Amba fighters and the military, he has however, saved a good relationship with all the warring factions.
He bemused while the suspected Amba fighters, whom he said knows him well as well as his car, would transfer their aggression on him.
It should be noted that more than half of the population of Wotutu village, have migrated following wanton fighting between the pro-independence fighters and the military.
The village renowned for the production of cash and fast crops, is now heavily deserted, with the streets and quarters empty.
The Cameroon military recently created a base in the village, to combat offensives from the Amba fighters.