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SW Governor urges fleeing population to ignore security threats

Okalia Bilai at the Mile 17 motor park to reassure the population of their safety

The Governor of the South West Region Bernard Okalia Bilai has reassured the fleeing population of their safety amidst growing security concerns in the region.

There has been a mass exodus of the population from the South West Region to safer cities like Douala and Yaounde in the past week as a result of threats from separatist fighters to disrupt the Presidential election scheduled for October 7.

The situation has prompted the Governor of the region to step in and allay fears of insecurity while calling on the local population to go about their businesses without fear.

Bernard Okalia Bilai was at the Mile 17 motor park on Saturday where he met with leaders of transporters’ syndicates where he called on them to sensitise the local population not to give in to rumours of an imminent military crackdown on the local population in search of suspected separatists.

He also stressed that there is no restriction of movement out of the region as earlier reported by various sources but called on the population to stay back promising adequate measures to guarantee their safety.


Published on 28.04.2020

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