The impact of the election “boycott” was still visible in the restive North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
A day after the election, Monday October 8, coincided with the traditional ghost town day in the conflict hit regions. It was marked by gunshots at Mile 7 Nkwen, Bamenda, Kumbo…
Bamenda residents did not step out of their homes today. ”We are just afraid of the unknown..” one of them told Mimi Mefo info.
The Custom Junction was occupied by armed gendarmes..”it has always been the case on ghost town days here…We can’t dare go because anything can happen,” a resident explained.
Commercial activities were paralysed at the Kumba Main Market, though the gate was wide open ready to receive sellers and buyers.
The outlawed Consortium of Anglophone Civil Society actors announced the sit in strike across the two English regions for the first time on January 9, 2017.
The move sought to mount pressure on the government to release arrested Anglophone civilians and address the plight of the English Speaking population.
Close to 22 months after, an end to the crisis is still far fetch as government forces have continued arrest youths amid human rights violations.