Inside North West Region, Season Ten

 By Raymond Dingana

Armed Conflict in NW/SW: Use of Explosive Device on the Increase


he ongoing armed conflict in the North West Region has taken a new dimension. The use of improvised explosives is the order of the day. Armed men have recorded and dropped online, videos of them blowing off military vehicles followed by heavy gun shots. Videos have emerged from Bui, Mezam especially in Bafut and many other places of military vehicles hit by the explosives. Conflict analysts have described this stage of the crisis as one of the most deadly given that, the explosive  devices continue to enter in to a more sophisticated level as the crisis persist.

Showing One Of The Explosions In Bafut

Woman Wrestles Suspected Kidnapper in Nkwen, Bamenda


wo suspected kidnappers recently met their doom thanks to what many have described as 'the bravery of a woman.’ It is reported that, in the evening hours of Wednesday April 22, 2021, two armed men stormed a shop around Way In Nkwen Park in Bamenda and demanded that, the owner of the shop give them money. He refused and a gun was fired to scare him. The second did not fire and as the shooter tried to reload, the man's wife summoned courage and held him while the husband fell on the other one. In the midst of the struggle and the shout for help, others joined in and overpowered the gun men. We later learnt that, they were killed by uniform officers. Other reports said, they died from the beatings meted on them by the angry mob.

Shortly After The Incident At Nkwen

Houses Burnt In Nkor, Ndonga Mantung Division


illtop Voices reported last week that, multiple houses were razed in Nkor, Donga Mantung Division of the restive North West region of Cameroon. The online news website quoted an eye witness as saying that, they all ran away in to the bushes when the military came and started shooting. He said many houses were burnt including his causing them to be homeless."I don't know what crime I committed to deserve this, where do i start," narrates the victim in tears. The report also indicated that, there are no separatist fighters in Nkor because they were chased away by the population when they wanted to setup a camp there. 

Population Accuses Gendarmes of Delibrately knocking Down Two Persons

Eye witnesses of an accident involving a Gendarmerie vehicle and a commercial motor cycle have accused the forces of delibrately knocking down the bike that was transporting a woman. The accident happened around Ngeng's junction in Bamenda, Sunday April 25,2021. The woman is said to have gone unconscious while the biker sustained injuries. The soldiers spent about 30minutes arguing and threatening the police unit that was on patrol when they were asked if what they did was right. The Gendarmes insisted the victims be taken but to the military hospital but one of those who helped in carrying them in to a taxi said Mbingo was shoter. He was threatened and asked to go away, a source revealed to drayinfos. We are told they were taken to the military hospital at the Mobile Police unit commonly known in Bamenda as GMI.

The Scene After The Accident At Ngeng's Junction In Bamenda

Bad Governance, Injustice , Others Triggered the Anglophone Crisis


 Survey conducted by the Charmers Communication Consults (CHAMECC) in Bamenda has revealed that, 24 percent of those that took part in the exercise think, Bad Governance and Injustice are the two most important factors that led to the Anglophone Crisis. 4 percent are satisfied with government's handling of the crisis while 96 percent are dissatisfied with the way government is handling the armed conflict. As to who suffers most, 75 percent were of the opinion that, youths suffer the most, 6 percent said children suffer the most, 14 percent think it's the men while 9 percent believes women are those badly hit by the crisis. The findings were made public during a workshop to present the results of a research on the 'impact of the Anglophone Crisis on the north west population,' Saturday April 24, 2021.

Pie chart Showing The Result Of the Findings

Where is Hon. Fusi Naamukong Wilfred?


fter the former Hon. Member of Parliament for Bafut-Tubah constituency, Hon Fusi Naamukong Wilfred was abducted by suspected separatist fighters as his late wife was being laid to rest at his compound at Mbinfibie, a hot spot in the ongoing armed conflict, no clear information has filtered out about his where about. While some sources said he had long been released, others have however indicated that, he is still in captivity. Sources close to him have been mute over his where about thereby raising a lot of dust as to what really happened. Other victims of kidnap still in captivity are the proprietor of Jet Set and Bonapriso snack bars and an official of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Center, D.D.R. Bamenda, Kum Henry Ichu, who have been with their captors for about weeks now.

Hon.Fusi Naamukong Wilfred

Bamenda III Buries Councilor George Ambe


ouncilors of the Bamenda III council alongside the population last Saturday April 24,2021 laid to rest late councilor George Ambe who slumped at the management and administrative account session of the council and died later in a health facility bin Bamenda. He was buried at his Ndamukong street residence. He was the oldest Councilor in Mezam.

Photo Credit, Makatinews: Church Service for Councilor George Ambe At Catholic Church, Ndamukong Street

Sports: P.W.D Backs Home 3points after Beaten Eden Sport


ans of the Public Works Department football club (P.W.D) Bamenda have saluted the team for their victory over Eden football club. The March that was played on Sunday, April 25,2021 at the YOSA training center at mile six Nkwen saw P.W.D. Bamenda beating her opponent by one goal to nothing. The lone goal of the day came from Aboubakar Mohamed who equally emerged as Man of the March. The goal was his first for the club.

P.D.W. Bamenda In Action Against Eden FC At The Yosa Training center on Sunday

Stakeholders Prescribe Collaboration To Forster Youth Football In The North West Region


ewly installed Regional Esco of Youth Football in the North West has been commissioned in to office. During the installation that took place at the conference room of the Cameroon football federation, FECAFOOT, the new team was challenged by the national president of the youth football league, Mr. Abu to collaborate with FECAFOOT in their drive to foster youth football in the region. The Secretary General of FECAFOOT N.W. used the event to present the dire situation of the youth league in the region. He said the league is being played in tears because much is needed for it to thrive. The lack of sponsors caused by the poor economic situation of the region as a result of the ongoing Anglophone Crisis, the problem of issuing licenses among others were some of the problems that were outlined.

The Newly Installed Team Charged With Youth Football In The N.W.R
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