Military trucks stormed the Mile 16 neighborhood in Buea Sub Division in the late hours of Monday February 13, 2017 with massive arrests of youths especially those who could not present their National Identity Cards.
Inhabitants of Mile 16 and its environs were taken unaware when military men jumped from the trucks and started making random arrests.
Unconfirmed reports say the military men were searching for some prisoners who escaped after allegedly taking part in the 11 February March Past in Bongo Square under the guise of University Students. Most of those who marched under University of Buea had shaved their hairs leaving many to conclude that they were Police trainees and prisoners hired to fill in the blank spaces.
Another Massive arrest took place this Tuesday in Wum, Menchum Division in the North West region; dozens of youths were taken into custody at the Wum Gendarmerie Brigade. Today’s arrest took place in front of the Convoy of North West Governor Adolphe LELE L’Afrique who is on a working visit to schools under Menchum Division to get first hand information on the effectiveness of back to school. The Governor will later visit Boyo Wednesday.
Most of these arrests are have not been justified but follows spates of confrontations with local administrators in these areas especially on 11 February 11, 2017 where Anglophone schools boycotted in the two anglophone regions