By Eric Tataw – Tuesday February 5, 2019.
Pro-holocaust statements made by a Cameroonian top government official continue to inhibit Cameroon’s image both home and abroad. In the recent rounds of concerns expressed to Israel, a Cameroonian based in American has sent an email to the Israeli Embassy in Cameroon, National Telegraph has been told.
Fai Yengo Cedric, a nephew to Fai Yengo Francis, Cameroon’s National Coordinator for the newly created Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee, charged with taking care of ex-fighters of the Boko Haram and Anglophone armed groups has carefully emailed a two-page document to the Israeli Embassy in Yaoundé, he told National Telegraph’s Eric Tataw on phone, Monday February 4, 2019.
The document detailing the relationship between the Holocaust on Israel and the war on the populations of the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon aka Ambazonia trapped in an armed conflict comes hours after the Israeli Embassy released a statement demanding apologies from the Cameroon government over anti-Semitic commentaries made on state-run television.
Based in Silicon Valley, California, USA, Cedric Yengo, President of Leaders Of Tomorrow International (LOTI)-Cameroon an NGO specialized in training youths in computer know-how, noted in the email that Ambazonians sympathize with Jews for losing 6million of their grandparents and cousins during Hitler’s genocide.
We are proud of the Israeli Embassy’s condemnation of Minister Momo’s anti-Semitic statements. All nations of the earth abandoned the Jews during their genocide, parts of the email said, adding that every nation abandoned Ambazonians, including Nigeria whom they consider as brothers even abducted and repatriated their leaders to Biya, President of Cameroon.
Linking up the issue to an ongoing armed conflict in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon in which soldiers are said to have been shooting and killing unarmed civilians with impunity, Cedric likened Biya to Hitler.
All the nations of the world were concerned about the Jews but none took action. Everyone is concerned about Ambazonia but no one is taking action. We are pleading on the nation of Israel to impose on the Biya regime to stop the war in Ambazonia, another part of the email reads.
Tension has mounted between Cameroon and Israel. The Israeli Embassy in Cameroon on Monday, February 4, 2019, issued a statement condemning anti-Semitic declarations by Barrister Jean de Dieu Momo, Cameroon’s Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Justice, Keeper of the Seals.
During Actualité Hebdo, a TV program aired on state-run media; Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) every Sunday 6:30 PM, the Minister made far-reaching declarations on the Jews.
On the TV program dated Sunday, February 3, 2019, Momo stated that the Jews deserved Holocaust meted upon them by German leader, Hitler, because of their arrogance.
This statement has been considered by Israel as disdained and a big disappointment in terms of the relationship between Cameroon and Israel especially as world and Cameroon are just coming from commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2019.
In order to squelch the tension from the release from the Israeli Embassy, Cameroon’s Minister of Communication, Emmanuel Rene Sadi on the same Monday, February 4, 2019, released a communiqué, apologizing to the Israeli Government while stating that Minister Momo spoke as an individual.