Southwest Camerounians have claimed they depend on food and other items from Nigeria to live on.
The Southwest Cameroun part, also known as the Ambazonian Republic is fighting for independence from the country next blockade from other parts of the female parent country.
The part has appealed to the international community, particularly Nigeria to assist in prosecuting a state of war against Cameroun.
Bishops and other congregants from the part who were in Calabar, Nigeria, over the weekend for a devout case disclosed this to DAILY POST.
63-year-old Bishop Victor Takomi from Mamfe in a chat with our correspondent said fifty-fifty though insurrection is ensuing bitterly betwixt the Ambazonian Boys and President Paul Biya’s soldiers, they all demand food. We, in specific, demand food and supports from Nigeria because we face a blockade within Republic of Cameroon.”
He said despite the hostilities Nigerian businessmen still defy the guns to export foods into Republic of Cameroon without which starvation would have get their second-highest killer after the guns.
He said commercial activities still thrive betwixt the 2 regions and Nigeria though it is not a tea political party to displace or cross the international border.
“In my section of ‘Ambazonia’, we export mostly palm oil and cocoa to Nigeria. We go through lots of hassles, risks to our lives and detentions to be able to export or acquire foods from Nigeria.
“Nigerians have helped us tremendously. They export nearly everything to us such as foods, textiles, electronics, detergents, drinks etc.
“With or without border closure or killings, the volumes of businesses are high.
“The good thing is that they don’t really harass Nigerians that take foods to us. Our Amba Boys would only harass anybody not necessarily Nigerians whether they suspect saboteurs or soldiers from the La Republique du Republic of Cameroon.
“For instance, when we were coming, many vehicles were intercepted. We were blocked in Republic of Cameroon by Amba Boys when we were coming to Nigeria. Some drivers and passengers were taken into the bush, some returned patch some did not.”
Takom said that fighting would normally erupt when war machine vehicles approach, or when they have information in relation to sabotage or suspicious movements.
According to him, every daytime is not a fighting daytime, disclosing, too, that there are sure days which the Amba Boys would declare no motion. “On such days you are much at risk whether you disobey.”
He also said that whereas they were able to leave of absence Republic of Cameroon without harm despite the hostilities but when they crossed into Ikom and Ugep towns in Cross River Province in the nighttime on their way to Calabar, armed robbers attacked them.
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