By Philo Happi
The Governor of the North West Region, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique, has declared a curfew in Wum town, Menchum Division to restore order in the town which is in disarray following the killing of a commercial motor bike ride by a military man.
The unrest in town started Sunday 24 January 2015 after the bike rider was stabbed to death by a soldier after an argument between the two men.
Reports indicate that they both befriended the same woman which led to their argument at a beer parlour.
As a result of that, the population of Wum got angry and burnt down two Toyota Land cruisers belonging to the Cameroonian army as well as part of the military camp and properties of the military man who is nowhere to be found.
Since then, a civil unrest has rocked the town as the disgruntled bike riders and the inhabitants have opened search missions to find the killer.
Five people have so far sustained gunshot wounds.
The administration has declared a state of emergency in Wum, and military helicopter continue to hover overhead.
Movements of persons have been restricted and more army reinforcement has arrived from Bamenda.
But as we went to press, news filtered into our newsroom indicating that a crisis meeting had been held in Wum, bringing together administrative, security, traditional, political and municipal authorities. The National Chairman of the SDF, Ni John Fru Ndi, was reportedly also present at the crisis meeting.
We learnt that sanctions were proposed against the perpetrator of the act, who was reportedly arrested in Bamenda by gendarme officers.
By Philo Happi