According to a confidential document issued and signed by Cameroon’s Defence Minister, anglophone neighborhoods in Yaounde, have been placed under military surveillance.
The document signed by Minister Joseph Beti Assomo states that terrorists and secessionists are residing in some neighborhoods in Yaounde.
In the document, popular quarters like Obili, Biyem-Assi, Etoug-Ebe and environs have been cited as examples according to testimonies from reliable sources. It should be recalled that these quarters are occupied predominantly by English speaking Cameroonians, who fled from the crisis hit North West and South West regions.
This is not the first time government is placing such surveillance orders in these neighborhoods. A similar move last year witnessed massive arrests of many without identification papers on them. This time however, the country’s Defence Minister says the security alert and reinforcement in the said quarters will run from October 1st to 7th, after the Presidential election in Cameroon.