The government of Cameroon has engaged in a series of campaigns to ensure effective school resumption in the North West and South West regions of the country barely one week to the start of the 2017 academic year.
One of which is the redeployment of an additional 400 gendarmes to add to the already 959 military officers stationed in the regions.
According to official sources, the new deployment is in the bid to prevent any hindrance to a smooth school year in the regions. For the past days, the Northwest and Southwest Regional capitals have been teeming with heavily armed military officers.
Similarly, the Minister of secondary education, Jean Ernest Ngalle Massena Bibehe, and other education stakeholders are in the regions organising meeting sessions with opinion leaders to achieve a general back-to-school approval from the communities.
Reports say the hundreds of military officers were ferried in at the depth of the night with armored vehicles and weapons and stationed at strategic positions to secure the city and fight back in case of an attempt on Buea or Bamenda.