It has been days since the Paramount Fon of Nso was kidnapped by Ambazonian fighters in Ngohketunjia.
The whereabouts of HRH Fon Nsehm Mbinglo II remains a mystery. A video recently emerged in which the Fon is being interrogated, an act that goes contrary to the customs and traditions of the North West Region.
Dr Edwin Lukong is just one of the hundreds of thousands of Nso people appealing for the release of their Nso community. To him, holding the Fon is the same like holding the people of Nso hostage.Editor’s Note
By Dr Edwin Lukong
t’s another night, another sleepless night after yet another broken hearted painful day…..Its been
I can’t sleep and as it’s been over the past 4 days, I am even struggling to think….
Like every other Nso man, my heart is bleeding…
Like every other Nso man I feel like I’m completely paralyzed 😭
And that’s not all because, I’ve got this nauseating, revolting and convulsive feelings that have all consumed me and left me in a state that is hard to define, explain or even feel……
In Nso, we say that the Fon is the people and “the people” is the Fon.
In Nso, we say that the Fon is the Truth and the strongest oath in the land is taken on the throne…..
Because the Fon is the Throne…
In Nso, we say that “Fondzenyuy” the Fon is Godly, spiritual and sacred…
In Nso, we say that the Fon is a LION – a symbol of courage and power which are imperative that Nso people should have when it relates to the Fon.
So in essence, our LION represents and reminds us of our own personal strength, courage and RESPONSIBILITIES…
(Loins are big caretakers, they all help take care of an abandoned cub…..)😭😭😭
For reasons well stated in my previous write up (the 800 eyes of the Fon), it is well enshrined in Nso tradition, Nso culture and the law of our land that:
No foreigner can talk directly to the Fon!
No foreigner can give anything directly to the Fon!
The Fon can only communicate with foreigners through an intermediary, through a very trustworthy group of Nso persons (Nchiylav)…..
We protect the Fon from EVERYTHING and WE ALL have the duty to CORRECT His mistakes!!! In Nso, we say that the Fon can never be wrong!
Because we are ALL His eyes, His voice and WE bear responsibility for His deeds!
In Nso, the Fon is an institution, not the person….
(Nso people have a SYSTEM and an INSTITUTION that can secretly and sacredly discipline the person if necessary)
Nso has been the heart and soul of Ambazonia resistance, we have lost more lives than any other tribe, more material lost than any other people, we have more Displaced persons than any other tribe and more captives in the Yaounde Kondengui prison than anyone has been able to count…..
When Hon Joe Wirba made that famous cry for freedom, that call for resistance,
He touched the nerves of Nso people by mentioning Royalty, telling us what it means to him, reminding us of who we are and opening our eyes to the desecration taking place in our land (by lr)😭😭😭
Nso people can endure economic hardship, we can deal with military brutality, with corruption, nepotism and discrimination…..
But the desecration of our traditional institutions/authority?
No, No, NOOOO!
Hon Joe Wirba knew it, he opened our eyes to it and the results are there for all to see!
The question now is, if we are fighting for Ambazonia, because LR have desecrated our land, our institutions and our identity, then how come….😭😭😭
How can Ambazonia fighters…😭
The video of “foreigners” (none Nso indigens) talking directly to the Fon😭
The thought that foreigners are giving things directly to the Fon😭
The sight of Him struggling under interrogation, under duress, probably with guns pointing Him directly on the face…😭😭
Those nauseating, revolting and haunting images are unbearable for us as a people 😭😭😭
(Yes, that’s nothing compared to the people that have been killed but it’s like slowly and painfully killing a people)
We will NEVER forget this because it is traumatisingly unforgettable 😭
We can forgive you because you don’t know what you are doing….
We have tolerated it because we are helplessly paralyzed…..
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE liberate our Fon🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
You are not holding a man captive..
You are holding Nso people, a people that have equally sacrificed everything because of your cause……..
You are holding our ancestors…
He is a symbol of who we are as a people….
And at the moment, we are helplessly begging you because we can’t even breathe🙏🏾
We are pleading with everyone fighting with and for Ambazonia to PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE set our Fon free….
Kwifon is helpless…
And no Nso man worthy of his name has been able to sleep for the past 4 days!
PLEASE help us talk to anyone that can help 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
This is not about a man, this is EVERYTHING to do with Nso people.
PLEASE set us free 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾