Gunmen wreck havoc in SW, abduct construction workers, taxi drivers

A strange weave of abductions swept across the Southwest Regions over the weekend. While Cameroonians, especially the aborigines of Lebialem…

A strange weave of abductions swept across the Southwest Regions over the weekend.

While Cameroonians, especially the aborigines of Lebialem Division were still to come to terms with the abduction of the Board Chairman of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE), Prof Ivo Leke Tambo, who was leading a delegation to his native Fontem on Saturday, March 17, 2018, to prepare for the homecoming of the newly appointed Minister Delegate in the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Paul Tasong, another set of gunmen in Ndian Division abducted two Tunisians and other construction  workers, who were working on the Kumba –EkondoTiti Road.

The Restoration Forces reportedly swooped on the construction workers and carted them away alongside two Hilux vehicles.

As if that was enough, news of the abduction of a taxi driver plying the Kumba-Ekombe Road also emerged over the weekend. According to information gleaned by this reporter, some gunmen sidetracked the cab driver into a forest in Diffa Village on the outskirts of Kake II.

The driver was reportedly lashed and flogged for violating a ban imposed on the movement of cars along that stretch of road.

Since the Minister of Territorial Administration prohibited the circulation of motor bikes in the area, the youths in retaliation also banned the circulation of vehicles along the road.

According to them, since Government is bent on frustrating them on their only source of livelihood, which is motor bike riding; they too will not allow vehicles to ply the roads in the area.

There has been total chaos along that stretch of road since the prohibition of motor bike circulation in that area, at least three vehicles have been set ablaze for attempting to work contrary to the ban imposed by the locals.

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