BY TALLA AGHA CHRISTOPHER
As the ongoing unrest in the north and south west regions deepens, government has multiplied efforts towards apprehending those considered to be the masterminds behind the crisis. The hunt is in a bid to bring in more Anglophone activists such as the likes of Mancho Bibixy ,Tsi Conrad,and penn Terence amongst others who stood trial before the military tribunal and were each slammed heavy jail sentences to be served at the kondengui maximum security prison. What started as a strike action in 2016 by common law lawyers and Anglophones teachers, has since turned violent with the military allegedly burning down villages and homes of those considered as enemies of the state. This includes those voicing dissatisfactions with the Yaoundé regime, as well as those calling for a separate state for the English speaking regions of Cameroon. An unprecedented genocide is feared to be ongoing in the south and north west regions.
Recent statistics by civil society organizations show that about 120 villages have been burnt down in the two English speaking regions, while about 11.000 people remain internally displaced.A majority of whom are taking refuge in the bushes and forests. This is in addition to about 45000 Anglophone Cameroonians that have assumed the status of refugees in Nigeria. Several activists both home and abroad have been earmarked for arrest. More recently, a man who goes by Jude Agbelaw Abali has come into the limelight.It is alleged that Mr.Agbelaw Abali has been earmarked for arrest and risks facing trial for felonies including seccession,insurrection,Treason and propagation of false information.
According to trusted security sources friendly to THE SUN Newspaper,Jude Agbelaw Abali Akime is currently under police radar for being one of those inciting violence in the Anglophone regions through his activism. Reports hold that Mr.Akime who has been living in Canada since 2014 was the recipient of intense scrutiny and interrogation by forces of law and order during a recent visit to the country.The SUN gathered that Jude Abali Akime has been known to be very active in meetings and protest rallies organized by southern Cameroonians pertaining to issues of Secession. It is also alleged that he was the subject of various forms of torture, harassment and humiliation on his recent visit to Cameroon. Meanwhile, all attempts to reach his family on phone for confirmation have proven futile. As is the case with Mr.Jude Abali, several southern Cameroonians in the diaspora like Okanda Emmaculate Njimeriki end up being targets of the state upon their return to the country.