A teacher in Ngoketunjia Division, North West region has in a letter addressed to the Ambazonian Leadership in the Diaspora and on ground, pleaded for an end to attacks on teachers in Ndop.
In the letter, the unidentified teacher pledged allegiance to the Ambazonian cause, but noted that teachers like him remain targets.
He adds that they have sacrificed much and are still determined to sacrifice more till the Anglophone crisis is resolved.
Read full letter below:
THREATS AND TERROR TO THE LIVES OF TEACHERS IN NDOP CENTRAL SUB DIVISION (NDOP LGA)!
Ambazonian Self Defense Council (ASDC),
Ngok Self Defense Council (NSDC),
It is with profound honour and gratitude that, I put at your disposal this observatory notes of mine on what am witnessing going on in Ndop LGA within these passed 3 weeks. After watching with dismay and consternation, I decided to caption it:”TEACHERS ON HARM’S WAY IN NDOP”.
Truly, teachers are living and partly living in this section of SC aka Ambazonian! I’m a retired school teacher with the MISSIONS, now on retirement, and a 100% supporter of Southern Cameroons Statehood. Caught in this PRECARIOUS circumstances in Ndop, I must say what I see.
After all, even the Bible says: “The truth shall set you free”. So, the God of Ambaland shall keep me and us all safe in our actions and convictions.
Permit me make these preliminaries here. At the dawn of this revolution in November 2016, teachers via their respective Trade Unions, castigated the betrayal of the Anglo-Saxon system of education by the Yaounde regime characterised by Francophones and some of the so-called Anglophone elites. In this domain, teachers stood for the revolution with all their energy.
Even in 2018 when Mr Biya declared war on Southern Cameroonians, and changed a revolution with peace plants, into a full-fledged war, I’m double sure that teachers have been for the revolution if not by holding guns, but through other diplomatic means that can’t be overemphasized here for technical factors.
Therefore I wish to say here categorically that, teachers are with and for the revolution till Ambazonia gets what its yearning for, from the dictatorial Bulu_Beti regime of Etoudi.
Dearest sirs, let me delf into the crux of the matter. From the IG to the different Self Defense machineries of the IG, teachers had and are answerable to them whatever the circumstances. They respect the Mondays Ghost Towns, strategically implemented Lockdowns, and every bit of instructions that could propel our God ordained struggle.
Most of the teachers had no optional activities before, during and even after this revolution than teaching. It’s a profession they embraced and it’s their sole source of livelihoods. I’m equally certain that for the economy of Ndop to sometimes be partially relieved during this war, it’s thanks to the largesse of teachers(whether missions, private or public).
A teacher is, a teacher! Some say public schools are functioning in Ndop LGA, That’s a blatant lie sirs! Are students on campuses in Ndop LGA? The unique response is, “NO”. Then, why attacking teachers in the name of public schools? Are we not indirectly or directly harming our own and thwarting the actual tenets of this revolution?
Or does the IG acknowledge what’s ongoing in Ndop in recent weeks? In 3 weeks now more than 6 teachers have been arrested by the RFs of Ndop LGA under the Command of the GENERAL in charge of the said LGA with heavy fines of 2-3 million paid by the victimized teachers.
Let’s be clear here, the IG says teachers can’t go to school due to lack of security. Yes, teachers of public schools aren’t going to schools in Ndop. Is this not a heavy respect to the IG’s Orders? Surely, yes.
However, after some Ngoketunjia elites from Ndop calculated new methodologies to sap money from the Yaounde administration, manœuvred and created what they call CATCHMENT CENTRE at the Ndop Courtyard.
Teachers in Ngoketunjia as a whole and Ndop to be precised started getting threats from the colonial SDO, DOs and their cronies to go and resume work at the said centre. They added teachers who failed to get there would be arrested and jailed.
Except our brothers and sisters, home and in the diaspora wanted these poor and desperate teacher’s death, which I don’t guess so! These teachers used to pass around the place in hidings to append their names at the level of the offices of colonial officials, for fear of the unknown from Biya’s terrorist forces under the SDO of Ngoketunjia.
Remember, teachers of public schools who were coming from the Francophone regions from the onset, championed these mass exodus to the NDOP CATCHMENT CENTRE at the detriment of those who decided to live in Ndop due to love for MOTHERLAND. As such, for fear of not being terrorised by the colonial regime in Ndop, they went and wrote their names at the CATCHMENT CENTRE.
Let’s not leave the object and, haunt the shadow! If the IG doesn’t call the said GENERAL to order, am sure teachers who are a majority of the population in Ndop now shall pack their luggage and leave Ndop! At that moment, we shall know that, the IG drove them out of Ndop through the “tigritudes” of this particular General.
Should I say General FIRE understood and felt for the teachers plight? Any rational Ambazonian can call Ndop and judge for themselves! We’re at war, we ultimately know that we must follow the dynamics of war, but not to the point of no survival though. But, let’s our God ordained struggle not change paradigm in Ndop to witchhunting!
Note, the voice of a suffering peoples (masses), is the voice of God. We know in the shortest possible time, our most cherished IG, in compliance with the Ngoketunjia Self-defense Bodies, shall seek lasting remedies to this situation teachers in Ndop are facing.
While we remain resilient and resolved to orders from the IG and ASC, I know these our teachers shall still be useful to us in our future Ambazonian New Republic, God be our Guardian Angel
LONG LIVE NDOP SELF-DEFENSE,
LONG LIVE RESTORATION COUNCIL,
LONG LIVE THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT, AND
LONG LIVE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF AMBAZONIAN
THANKS. 24th /5/2021.