By Eric Tataw – Saturday October 26, 2019.
A group of unknown men have attacked, burgled and stolen items and money, residents of Ebone, a town in Nlonako Sub-division, in Moungo, a division in the Littoral Region of the Central African country, Cameroon where the incident took place have told National Telegraph.
Reports say two night watchmen on duty were ambushed, captured and tied before the six able-bodied yet-to-be identified men carried out the operation, the night watchmen told their rescuers early Saturday October 26, 2019.
On-the-spot information says the six men stormed the council late Friday October 25, breaking Saturday. Additional reports suggest after tying the watchmen, two of the six bandits stayed on the alert by the watchmen while four went inside the council building and commenced operations.
The treasurer’s office was despoiled, a source told National Telegraph, adding that the sum of three million F CFA (approximately six thousand US dollars) alongside a generator and other items were taken away.
Days back, the Principal of Government Bilingual High School (G.B.H.S) Ebone was wounded on the head. Adolf Tambe was attacked with machetes in his residence by some unidentified men. Apart from inflicting serious injuries on him, his daughter was also raped.
Some students were also attacked with their bags stolen alongside money for lunch break. The former principal was also attacked in broad daylight.
Eyewitnesses say the principal is seriously traumatized with the raping of his daughter, adding that the act came as a huge blow to the education family of Nlonako.
School officials closed the doors to the school on Tuesday October 22, 2019. They’ve also said until security is guaranteed no lectures will take place at Government Bilingual High School Ebone.
Observers say Cameroon is at the verge of sinking. The country is embattled with the electoral crisis in which Prof Maurice Kamto, chair of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement, just released from jail, is claiming victory at the last Presidential elections.
The Boko Haram terrorist group is also tearing the country apart in its North and Far North Regions. To make the situation disastrous, armed groups have grouped up in the country’s two English-speaking regions of the North West and South West, fighting for the restoration of the state of Ambazonia.