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Cameroon: Looming Ambazonia lockdown sparks exodus from Buea

Mile 17 Motor

Threats of a possible lockdown in Fako division, South West region has sent the population into panic with some already moving across to the Littoral region, sources have said.

The high number of passengers reportedly trooped into the Mile 17 motor park on Wednesday April 3 as they scrambled for buses to move into the Littoral region to avoid the reported lockdown.

“I don’t want to experience the suffering I witnessed during the last lockdown (in February) here in Buea,” a passenger who has ddecided to move to Douala said.

Reports have been rife of a lockdown by Ambazonia separatists in Fako Division to in an attempt to frustate the Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture. The lockdown was reportedly supposed to start on April 4.

However, a faction of the separatist movement has debunked information regarding the lockdown calling on residents in Fako division to stay calm and go about their daily activities. Chris Anu, spokesperson of the Interim Government published a statement to that effect debunking rumours on the lockdown.


Published on 05.05.2023

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