When the president of the Republic, his excellency Paul Biya came to the ceremonial ground of in Yaoundé to celebrate the country’s 46th national day, only one thing caught the attention of Cameroonians- his brand new , first time to be seen Range Rover Limousine.
Designed and manufactured from start to finish within special vehicle operations, many were quick to place a hefty price tag on the luxurious car for a President who presides over a country in troubling poverty levels and increasing violence in the north and Anglophone regions of the country.
But coming amidst escalating secessionist battle in part of the country and barely a year after the President was mocked on social media for using an old worn-out Mercedes Benz Limousine which required the services of extra hands to leave the parking space, there conspiracies theories about the new car has been huge
But here are some of the things you never know about the Presidential Limousine
1 The Range Rover which is a British made luxurious vehicle is a epitome of luxury and comfort with security. The vehicle was built and assembled at the car makers special vehicle operations with state of the art fully flexible site.
Many says it stands out for range rover autobiography and not its armored nature
2 It offers 360 degree 6 part armored safely cell without compromising internal luxery
3 It can withstand 7.62mm armored piercing high velocity incendiary rounds, 15KG of TNT Side blast and can also withstand 2xDM51 hand grenades from the under floor and the roof
4 It has bullet proof armored resistant privacy glass
5 It is built to evade or avoid any threat or attack that might be present on the road
6 It has the highest level performance breaks for range rovers
7 The exclusive interior is equipped with luxury partition walls and state-of-the-art technology like an iMac multimedia center with PC/Wi-Fi/CD/DVD,a Bang & Olufsen Sound system and also ambient LED lighting. All relevant functions can be controlled via an iPhone.
The limousines are armored to the highest levels of ballistic protection in level 7 (formerly B6) and level 9 (formerly B7). All KLASSEN limousines are available with stretched rear doors, raised roofs and options like armored glass-panoramic-roofs.
It also has a stretched and raised roof
The vehicle can be summed in three words, luxurious, secured and fortress
Living together chorister storms “above the law” Sangmelima
Paul Atanga Nji gets hilarious welcome at Sangmelima this day the 17th of October 2019. The entire population and Elites, political and traditional authorities, Alongside the ETA Major of the Administrative jurisdiction of Sangmelima had to welcome the MINAT boss few hours ago.
Paul Atanga Nji is in Samgmelima for a working visit which comes after an inter commuting conflict erupted there last week following the death of an indigene.
The Bulus (indigenes of Sangmelima) attacked the Bamuns and Bamilekes, breaking their shops and looting their goods for two days continuously, all in the watchful eyes of seemingly “helpless” law enforcement officers.
They (Bulus) say the the Bamums were responsible for the murderer of one of theirs who died on Tuesday October 9th 2019.
The two days violent which engulfed the town quickly drew the attention of the nation as many watched in consternation the degree of restraint exhibited by the country’s trigger happy police in the face of unprecedented violence against a minority.
Many Cameroonians where quick to take to social media to condemn the violence, describing it as “xenophobic” with government struggling to contained the situation.
But perhaps the most eye catching situation amidst the violence was the lack of action from the police, who failed to deter the protesters and had no one arrested after two days violence which led to the destruction and looting of goods estimated at hundreds of millions.
Many were quick to draw comparison with similar violence or non violent protests in other parts of the country which are always met with heavy police crackdown.
The inaction by security forces was largely due to the fact that the town is the hometown of the President of the republic, and most of its indigenes occupy some of the most senior role in government- forcing the police officers to watch helplessly for fear of arresting or injuring the wrong citizen.
The last week violence sparked a national debate about the rule of law in the country, many now question if some Cameroonians are more important than others before the very law which governs the entire nation.
Many young non-indigenes left the town after the the attack by the locals and the decision from mayor and other stakeholders that all bike riders must be indigenes of the town, another move which questions the “vivre ensemble” preached by the government and sets a dangerous precedence across the national triangle.
The visit of the all powerful MINAT boss who is the frontline leader of the living together mantra will be highly monitored as many are hoping perpetrators of such violence will not go unpunished to say the least.
Atanga Nji has proven before that he is a political bulldozer, daring to go places his peers can’t imagine and a champion of oneness for the country.
His visit to Biya’s hometown will be yet another test of his unwavering political might and his ability to prove doubters of “the living together” policy wrong, should he do what many believe is another impossibility- Nailing the Bulus for crimes against another tribe of a nation where the rule of law is supreme.
Ayaba Cho says Ayafor’s muderers have been arrested…. but there is a problem.
On Monday October 14th 2019, the President of Ambazonian Governing Council, Ayaba Cho said those who brutally killed the Florence Ayafor, a North West based warden has been arrested.
According to the Ambazonian leader, the three suspects were arrested by Ambazonian Defense Forces on Monday 14th October 2019 and are being interrogated by the armed group.
Pictures of the alleged suspects were floated on social media that same day as some activists say preliminary investigations had revealed the boys were former inmates of Bamenda Central prison who claim they were treated unfairly by the late warden while at the dungeon
Her brutal killing (She was beaten and dragged on the floor for minutes before having her head chopped-off from her body, all infromt of camera) shocked the nation and sparked outrage amongst the International community.
The US embassy in Yaounde issue a statement on October 11th 2019, condemning the killing and urging both parties to engage in constructive dialogue to end the crisis
But the alleged arrests of the suspect who stands accused of committing ISIS-styled execution by ADF sends confusing signal to many especially those who have been following political happenings in grounds zero.
Barely days after she (Florence Ayafor) was killed, the spokesman for 13 rebel groups including the ADF Tabang Ivo Tanku praise the gruesome murder on live Facebook show, telling his thousands of online followers that similar fate awaits any other government official who is against the “struggle”
He also made mockery of the sudden death of the brother of the slaughtered warden who died from shock after receiving the gruesome video of his sister’s death, saying “When La Republic kills 4 months old children you don’t have heart attack” a reference to a 4 months old child who was shot death months back in Muyuka, South West region of Cameroon.
The gruesome video started circulating on the internet around September 29th 2019 and hashtag #IAmFlorence has been trending.
Ir is not clear why the mixed messages from the ADF but the armed group could be doing damage control and publicity stunt given they stand accused to be perpetrators of the heinous crime which has shamed the struggle and has given its fighters a terrorist-like image.
Government is yet it officially react to the news of the supposed arrest of the gruesome murderer of one of its workers and citizen around Pinyin, Batibo Division, Momo Division of the South West region
Days numbered? Lebialem Fons beg Yaounde to dethrone abominable king
Some Fons of Lebialem led by senator Lekunze have appealed to the government to dethrone Ambazonian field marshal and take back control of their land
The call which was made today October 14th 2019 comes two weeks after images showing a crowned rebel leader as new King of Lebialem, South West region of Cameroon.
Mr. Leakeh Oliver popularly known as Field Marshal is one of the most wanted man in the country at the moment and controls the much dreaded Red dragons armed separatist group
The Red dragons have largely taken control of most parts of Lebialem, forcing many to flee to Neighboring region including government officials and local chiefs most of whom now operates from Dschang-Capital of Menoua division of West region which borders Lebialem.
The self coronation of field Marshal on October 1st 2019 as the king of Lebialem during the symbolic celebration of Ambazonian Independence Day in that part of the South West region has been heavily condemned both at home and abroad- even by some separatists leaders.
Many see the move as disrespectful to the cultural values of the people of Anglophone regions and an abuse of power by armed groups many thought had as primary objective to rescue them from a “brutal government’s army”.
Senator Lekunze, speaking after leading a delegation to solicit help from the government says the days of the red dragons and field marshal are numbered
It remains to be seen if the the government will finally recapture the area in a terrain which has proven difficult this far for the government.
The coronation of Rebel leader as “King” of Lebialem is seen as a massive humiliation to a government which says it is in full control.
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