Cameroon: Deafening Gunshots Lockdown Bomaka-Buea, Ayah Paul Describes How Two Persons Died In Sunday's Shootings

Par Atia T. AZOHNWI | Cameroon-Info.Net
Buea - 26-May-2019   4302
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Security forces in Buea are reported to have battled suspected armed men fighting for the "restoration" of the independence of a country they call Ambazonia. The daylight shootings of Sunday, May 26, 2019 is said to have resulted in two deaths in Bomaka Village in the outskirts of Buea.

It is not known if those who died were belligerents. So far, information on why the military reportedly opened fire on the bus, and why two of its occupants were killed, has not been made public.

The incident happened beside the popular Bakassi Na Cameroon drinking spot, where the Ayah’s were reportedly holding their family meeting.

Barrister Ayah Paul Abine has since taken to facebook to narrate how he saw it happen.

Ayah writes:

"A Bloody Meeting

"Our family meeting was just about to begin at Bomaka – Buea. Three vehicles were brought and parked in front of the meeting venue. After a while, came a bus from the opposite direction – in the direction of Mile 17. Some six men in Camerounese military uniform burst out of the three parked vehicles and opened fire, shattering all the wheels of the bus.

"Two young persons emerged from the bus and took to their heels. The persons in military uniforms opened fire on them. They fell to the ground. Those shooting ordered everyone attending the meeting to get into the compound quickly and bolt the gate!

"DIE DI HOT, MASSA!!!

"WHO COULD RISK CLOSING THE GATE?

"WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO DEFY DEATH, REAL AND PRESENT??

"Those running into the far side of the compound died several times over as one or some of those shooting banged the gate in the course of closing it! … Who was not lying down, face down now, my broda? … For incomprehensible reason, the shooting went on for at least half an hour…

"When silence returned, the corpses of the two young persons were lying virtually opposite each other on opposite sides of the road. The nearer corpse, just some 15 metres from our meeting venue, oh!!! Neither the bus nor the rest of the passengers were anywhere to be found…

"MEETING CHACKERA ONE TIME!

"WHAT A HORRIBLE BLOODY MEETING!

"WE SEE DIE

"WITH WE OWN EYES

"WITH WE OWN NAKED EYES SO!!!

"WAR NO FINE, SIR!”

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Atia T. AZOHNWI
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