After polls closed yesterday all over the national territory, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Atanga Nji held a press conference in which he noted that the process generally ran smoothly.
This he added, was but for ” a few isolated and inconsequential attacks carried out by terrorists in the North-West and South-West Regions”.
“Grievances, if any, should be expressed through legal channels,” he went on.
This, however, was not the case in the Mayo-Tsanaga Division of the Far North region.
Early this morning a group of what residents say are UNDP party officials and militants went on rampage, expressing their discontent with the polls. Armed with clubs, machetes and sticks, they attacked and destroyed buildings threatening to set them on fire.
One of the places the angry crowd visited was the office of the Bourha subdivision DO which they left shattered and ransacked.
The Divisional Officer and staff of his office are said to have fled for their lives, leaving the place empty.
The recent happening has led to more questions regarding the security of state workers, as well as the level of fairness of the election process in the area that led to such violence.
The action also comes just hours before President Paul Biya addresses the nation in the eve of the youth day.
According to ELECAM, the Far North region has the highest number of registered voters in the country, a figure that stands at 1,146,790.