For several months now, the boys have been terrorising the population of Livanda, a village in Limbe, South West Region.
During their encounters with the frightened locals, they said they were Ambazonian fighters. This weekend a victim alerted the population after he was attacked.
“After harassing a man at a funeral and seizing his ID card, the man is said to have assembled the population that sought and apprehended them,” a source told Mimi Mefo Info.
“The boys are currently being held in the chiefs palace,” the source added.
Ever since the escalation of the Anglophone crisis into an armed conflict, the rate of theft and robbery in the affected regions are said to have increased, with many crimes and rights violations attributed to Ambazonian fighters otherwise known as Amba boys or security forces on the ground.
The Ambazonian fighters on their part insist that government officials are sponsoring other groups to carry out actions in their name.
The Network for the defense of human rights in central Africa during a presentation at the peace conference in Canada this year, said several armed groups have emerged in the restive North West and South West regions.
The organisation could however not tell if they are state or non-state affiliated.
Mimi Mefo Info