By Ndi Elvis
Several persons in Bamenda have called on security forces to stop planting Improvised Explosive Devices in the city.
This was after they described as drama, a scene that saw security forces dismantling a locally manufactured explosive device at Mobile Nkwen.
Last Saturday May 28,2022, residents of the Mobile Nkwen neighborhood witnessed an incident which was likened by many to a Hollywood movie scene.
This was when soldiers were in action trying to disarm a locally made bomb.
To a lot of people, it was all drama and that they only came to disarm what they had planted in the cover of the night.
“When i saw them doing what they were doing, I just laughed because they were once seen planting a device around a garbage dump at Food Market only to come back and disarm it, they did same during the FEHACU cultural event at the mile 4 Nkwen fon’s palace amongst others. This time around, they did same around mobile Nkwen, who is fooling who?” Aziz, a Bamenda resident asked.
According to a Bamenda based Journalist who opted for anonymity, the soldiers are only trying to prove their worth after receiving training to safely detonate explosives,
“About 40 security forces recently completed a three months training on how to detect and disarm improvised explosive devices which have been a game changer in the ongoing war. They need such organised actions to prove that the training they had was not for nothing. What they were seen doing at Mobile was drama” she said.
MMI team have been able to confirm that last Friday April 8,2022, Brigadier Gen. Nka Valère of the 5th Joint Military Region presided over a graduation ceremony of a combined defence and security forces made up of Police, Gendarmes and the Army who were trained for three weeks on how to quickly detect improvised explosive devices.
What the team could not confirm is whether the soldiers have actually been the ones planting the devices around the town of Bamenda or not.
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