Local news reports say, dozens of motorcycles in Ebonji, South West Region of Cameroon has been set ablaze by security officers.
The officers claim secessionists are using the bikes to facilitate attacks in the crisis stricken regions. In Batibo, where two government officials were recently kidnapped, circulation of motorbikes has been restricted in several areas.
It should be noted that the push for independence by its Anglophone region is now casting a blanket of violence on the country.
What began as a simple request for the use of the English Language in courtrooms and posting of English-speaking judges instead of French-speaking ones, to the English-speaking region of the country has morphed into a movement that may compound Africa’s refugee troubles.
The separatists, on October 1, 2017, declared the northwest and southwest regions as the self-proclaimed ‘Republic of Ambazonia’. There is no need to seek an expert view to know that President Paul Biya, a man who has ruled Cameroon for more than 34 years, will haunt the separatists.
Already, hundreds of people have reportedly lost their lives, hundreds more have been imprisoned, and at least 15,000 have escaped across the border to Nigeria, SBM noted in a report published on February 19, 2018.