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Freed Fako Chiefs tasked to bring subjects out of bushes

Paul Atanga Nji, Cameroon's Minister of Territorial Administration,  has asked the recently freed Fako Chiefs to lure their subjects out of…

Paul Atanga Nji, Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration,  has asked the recently freed Fako Chiefs to lure their subjects out of the bushes.

Going by The Post Newspaper, the recommendation was made during the reception of four out of the seven freed Fako Chiefs in Yaounde on August 3. Minister Atanga Nji instructed them: “while back in your communities, ask the young people to come out of the bushes”the report states.

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The Chiefs received included: Johnson Njoke of Wokaka village; Philip Ikome of Wokeka; Thomas Elinge Ndotoh of Ewili and Herman Njombi of Wokwai.

A Councillor of the Buea Council, Edward Wokama Ngangue, who was also abducted and later freed, was also part of the delegation that was headed by Mayor Patrick Ekema.

Expressing the compassion of the Head of State to the Chiefs, Atanga Nji said President Paul Biya was very touched upon hearing of their kidnapping.

“Cameroon is a peaceful country and the President, since 1982, has been working tirelessly to ensure that peace is maintained. But unfortunately, the situation in the Northwest and Southwest Regions is now threatening that peace,” he stated.

He thanked and described the Mayor of Buea as “a courageous and an example of a patriotic citizen. Cameroon needs more courageous people like the Mayor in these challenging times,” Atanga Nji noted.

He told the Chiefs that as custodians of tradition and President Biya being the Fon of Fons, he (Biya) is supportive of them to guarantee the protection of tradition.

Meanwhile, Buea Mayor, Patrick Ekema, told reporters that the rising insecurity in the municipality must end for Buea to regain its status of legendary hospitality.

He said following the release of the Chiefs, they were negotiating the last bend.

 

 

It would be recalled that Mayor Ekema had organised a peaceful march against escalating violence in the regions and the All Anglophone crisis planned for late August in Buea.

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