Buea Mayor Promises to Carry on with March Despite Release of Chiefs

The Mayor of Buea, Patrick Ekema Esunge has promised to sail through with his peaceful march this Tuesday, 31st July 2018, despite the release of some abducted Bakweri chiefs.

Patrick Ekema

In the evening hours of Monday, July 30, one of the front liners in the Anglophone crisis, Mark Bareta confirmed the release of SIX out of  the remaining 7, abducted over the last month in Fako Division of the South West Region

Chief Njombe is still in captivity and the release further states that he will be freed today.

Since the death of Chief Mbanda at the hands of the separatist, they have been xenophobic calls on social media giving July 31 as the latest date for the chiefs to be released. 

The Mayor of Buea in a Radio Announcement on the 30th of July 2018, called on sons and daughters of Bakweri Land as well as good will Cameroonians to come massively and demonstrate to stop the planned All Anglophone Conference planned to hold in Buea next month as well as ensure the release of traditional rulers who are in captivity.

Social media have it that, The Governor of the South West has banned the march, citing insecurity as the main reason but no official communique has been made public. A staff of the Communications Department  of the Buea Rural Council, Oscar Musonge has debunks this information;

"There's an ongoing rumour on social media that the peaceful March past organised by the Mayor slated for Tuesday July 31st has been called off by the governor of the Southwest region. These are all plans by separatists based abroad to cause panic and unnecessary fear in the minds of the population of Buea and the Southwest region in general. The march past program is unchanged. Take the randez-vous for Tuesday 31st July @10am."

The march is due to start at 10 am from the Grand stand to the office of the Governor

Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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