By David Atangana
At least 40 motobike riders are reported to have been arrested in Oku, Bui division.
They were arrested by soldiers, a Facebook page run by the Cameroonian army; Honneur et Fidelite-Armee Camerounaise, has announced.
The incident occured tuesday April 26th, 2022. The boys are suspected of being Amba fighters.
“40 separatists terrorists captured by SDFs in collaboration with people of Oku ward, NW region. Those people have endured too much and now want peace”, said the announcement with attached pictures of the young men.
It is not clear if those arrested and paraded are really Ambazonia fighters as claimed by their captors.
Independent findings allege that the young men being paraded are commercial motor bike riders in Bamenda who went to Oku over the weekend to bury a colleague who was shot death in Bamenda by unknown gunmen.
“I know four of those faces.They are commercial bike riders here in Bamenda not separatists.These boys are innocent,” a Bamenda dueller told MMI on the strength of anonymity.
“These boys are not fighters. They all left Bamenda in a convoy on Friday accompanying the corps of their colleague to the village for burial. It is so sad they are being rounded up and accused as such. God help us”, another source familiar with most of the faces lamented.
Unconfirmed reports say these young have been transferred to detention centers across the country and their motor bikes impounded.
Mimi Mefo Info