The upheaval by some people who speak broken English in Cameroon has taken a new twist. Dozens of leaders of the anglophone saga who tried to seek refuge in the embassies or diplomatic missions of foreign governments have been chased away far from the mission premises, some embassies have even alerted the Cameroon authorities to come arrest the parasites.This is the case of Dr James Abangma who was urged out of the Nigerian consulate in Buea and now hides in bushes around Mamfe waiting for an opportunity to smuggle himself into Nigeria. A similar fate befell Tassang and Mr Ayah Paul Abineh president of the People's Action Party and supreme court judge who shopped for refuge in more than five diplomatic missions in Yaounde a day before his arrest at the nation's capital. The message is thus clear, that Cameroon's foreign partners side with the government and see the current events as mere lawlessness. Some diplomatic missions have even provided intelligence support to government and road-map to quell the menace. A legitimate demand by teachers and lawyers through their labour unions for better work conditions, has been hijacked by ambitious activists some as failed politicians as well as informal rag-tag hoodlums hiding in the ghettos of Brussels and New York seeking a revenge for a system that orphaned them. The unfolding mess is a tragedy for thousands of youths in Buea and Bamenda who have been arrested, while their peers are excited at the money transfers they access as new flow of income to drink themselves into ecstasy and foment trouble. Foreign embassies have paid little attention and underplayed any seriousness on the issue.
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