Fontem Neba, First Consortium Member to Be Victimized – Who’s Next?

 Dr. Fontem Neba.
The burnt car belonging to Dr. Fontem Neba.

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong, January 16, 2017

Cameroon Journal, Buea – A vehicle belonging to Fontem A. Neba, President of the University of Buea Chapter of the National Union of Teachers of Higher Education, SYNES UB, and Secretary General of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, was weekend, set ablaze.

The vehicle which was parked at the University of Buea Health Unit, few meters to the UB Campus Police Post, went up in flames about 4am, Sunday January 15.

UB Campus Police elements have said they tried to put off the flames to no avail.

Only Fontem’s car was targeted amongst the many cars parked at same Health Unit.

It is not yet known who masterminded and carried out the attack. But investigations have been opened, though in Cameroon, investigations are a mere promises that go nowhere


Fontem wrote shortly after the incident, appealing to West Cameroonians not to seize the opportunity of Ghost Town declared for Monday (today) to go out of their confines and involve in any acts of violence.

“My Fellow West Cameroonians; A few hours to the start of our “Civil Disobedience,” the weapon we have been divinely instructed to use against the forces of oppression that wreak havoc and cause bloodshed, I wish to remind you again that:

“Our struggle is a peaceful resistance, not a violent one. No citizen, worthy of West Cameroon should take part in any form of violence or take part in any bloodshed. Teachers will not go to school, so children, don’t bother to go to school. The indigenes of West Cameroon are heroically and collectively resolved to resist until their demands are met.

“Anyone who dreams of enjoying the citizenship of West Cameroon should do well to keep their children at home so that State provocateurs will not use them to inflict violence on our community again. We have known shame, lack, abuse and all forms of human suffering, but only self-discipline will take us through.”


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