Hon. Wirba Joseph, SDF Member of Parliament for Jakiri in Bui division, North West region, has advised the over 70 anglophone in mates at the Kondengui maximum prison to end their hunger strike.
To him, the hunger strike will instead benefit the powers that be given that many of the detainees could die from it, hence reducing the number of people who resist the government.
Wirba who wrote, repotedly from his hideout said his heart bleeds for their ordeal.
Hear him; “I send this message to plead with you to please send your hunger strike. My reasons are simple. We are dealing with an inhumane government which does not think we are human enough. A government that kills children in the streets for demonstrating will care less if others die in prison! A government that tortures female university students, rapes them and rub them in sewage filth will care less if you all die in prison!
If you all died out there from hunger, they will in fact be happy that the number of those resisting their oppression has reduced!
As your brother who has undergone untold suffering, and an attempt on his life, I plead with you all on my knees to please end the hunger strike immediately, so that we all can live to fight our oppressors another day!
You have proven to the whole world what you are made of and West Cameroonians are very proud of you! Please call off your hunger strike and begin eating by drinking a lot of water and light liquid meals like pap and smooth beverages like chocolate, milk and Oval tine”.
Anglophones detainees arrested in North West and South West regions in the wake of the ongoing anglophone crisis had on June 6 started a mass open-ended hunger strike aimed at protesting against “illegal arrest, deplorable prison conditions and an end to the practice of holding hundreds of detainees without charge.”