By George Tando, Saturday, March 10, 2018
Southern Cameroons Journal, Johannesburg, SA – The Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa just had some sleepless nights with the Ambazonian community that turned out at the High Commission in their numbers, joined by the Acting Vice President of the Interim Government, Taka Milton, to protest abductions of Ambazonian leaders in Nigeria on January 5 this year.
The protesting Ambazonians camping outside the High Commission for 5 nights, demanded that the Nigerian Gov’t makes an official statement concerning the abduction of Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, his cabinet members and their deportation to La Republique du Cameroun with 37 others who were earlier arrested in Taraba State.
After a daily engagement with the Nigerian diplomatic corps at the premises of the High Commission, the Commissioner told Ambazonians he has heard them very clearly and that he be given time to engage with his government for a response. Upon the response from the Commissioner, the Ambazonians deliberated and decided to hand a memo with a 14 days respond expectation from the Nigerian government, warning that failure to respond by the Nigerian government will be met by global demonstrations at Nigerian Embassies around the world and in South Africa.
“Should the Nigerian Government fail to respond to above memo, there will be an even bigger demonstration done along with other Solidarity Civil Societies as a beginning and then a new 24/7 camping at the Nigerian high commission in Pretoria and her diplomatic missions in Europe and the USA with no end date until the Nigerian government issues an official statement in regards to the Abduction of Ambazonian leadership at Nera Hotel”, the statement reads in part.
Taka Milton, Acting Vice President of Ambazonia Interim Government, addressed the protesters and the Nigerian diplomatic delegation in a petition he read before handed over to the Nigerian delegation. The Nigerian officials who in return addressed the protesters and signed to have received their petition, promised to forward to their government and to engage it for a response.
Ambazonians in South Africa remain resolute and committed to doing anything within their means to ensure the actualization of the Southern Cameroons independence.
In another development in Nigeria, police released the 3 Nigerians who were among the 39 arrested in Taraba State on grounds that they were Southern Cameroonians operating a military training camp. They are: – Mme Winifred Augustine (the Good Samaritan woman who sheltered the refugees), Thank God Genesis and Nasiru Bah (both boys were accused of training the Southern Cameroonians.
The trio released last Thursday, by the Nigerian security were cleared of all charges levied against them, however, they have said that they experienced similar inhumane treatment and psychological torture as Dr. Ojong Okongo and Barrister Nalowa Bih who were abducted together with Sisiku Ayuk Tabe.