Anglophone Crisis. In the Footsteps of Boko Haram

With the end of Boko Haram’s harassments by the Cameroonian government, some so called compatriots made it a date to destabilize the nation.

FRU Claudia AMABO

Supporters of secession from Cameroon seeking international recognition have recently suffered a failure on the side of Britain. But their offensive on the international level is not to be neglected. A context marked by the trivialization of life where human beings are easily transformed into cannon fodder during terrorist acts. The spread of terrorist risk, insecurity in all its forms and the refugee crisis are the growing scourges these days. Simply proving how much they say to love their country, how ironic it sounds. One would be forced to say that these secessionists open while taking the step to the terrorist Boko Haram sect with the sole purpose of destabilizing the entire country for the benefit of one knows not what, and that is the doubt. It will never be known because by the actions of President Biya who will not allow things to degenerate and made it a duty that this will end even before having taken Corp.

For nearly five years, the Far North, and especially the three departments Logone and Chari, Mayo-Tsanaga and Mayo-Sava have had to deal with the repeated attacks of Boko Haram, which has slow downed all socio-economic activities, including livestock, agriculture, trade, tourism, etc. Thanks to this lull, the head of state puts all the package for the region to remain standing. The region has been established as the 4th inter-armed military region, appropriate logistics have been allocated, the multinational mixed force has been created and the vigilance committees have been created. This whole range of measures made it possible to find the lull in the last six months. And since then we have not had to deal with an act of terrorism. What we have here and there are predatory incursions that are quickly routed by the vigilance committees under the leadership of the defense forces and the administrative authorities. The head of state has found it necessary now that the lull is found, to revive economic activities. Trade resumed between Cameroon and Nigeria through Fotokol a year ago. We are in the process of reopening the Banki-Cameroon and Banki-Nigeria corridor; Mubi-Mokolo is already operational.

The populations are already regaining their soil thanks to the rains. Agricultural and pastoral activities are also gradually resuming. All this gives us the opportunity to accompany these populations to reconnect with their activities. As has been done, this basic work must involve traditional leaders, local authorities to see which sectors can be targeted to make a document and accompany them. This is not only reconstruction, but the revival of socio-economic activities. Road rehabilitation works are under way and as it is said, “where the road passes the development follows”. The Far North region, it can safely be said today, is definitely turning the page of insecurity and facing the challenges of development for the 2035 horizon. Not so happy to see peace been reestablished on the territory,   Some leaders of the Anglophone crisis were at the UN headquarters in New York to ask for the partition of Cameroon, they explained, to give the abandoned English-speaking regions the chance to develop.

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