- Movement of people and property is prohibited from 10 pm to 5 am
The SDO of Mezam, Songo Pierre, made the decision to institute a curfew in his division. The announcement was made this November 8, 2017 through the regional station of the CRTV in Bamenda.
According to the statement of the SDO of Mezam, it is strictly forbidden to travel from 10 pm to 5 am. This restriction of movement, which took effect on November 8, runs until November 23, 2017 according to the administrative authority.
This curfew comes the day after an attack on security forces at the Bafut checkpoint where two gendarmes and a civilian died on the night of 7 to 8 November 2017. In the same night, there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and armed gangs in two other localities in the city of Bamenda.
As a prelude to the symbolic declaration of Southern Cameroon’s independence on 1 October 2017 by English-speaking secessionists, Songo Pierre made a similar decision on 28 September. The SDO had imposed a strict prohibition to move and had also requested the closure of borders.