Fire has targeted the University of Bamenda, Government Bilingual Primary School Attuakom, the UBa Medical Laboratory and countless off-Licenses, security post have been reduced to aches all in the name of not respecting ghost towns by locals.
Inhabitants of the North West Region of the country have been gripped in recent times by the fire incidents that has accompanied the current state of the affairs in the north west and south west regions of the country that has been baptized by the government as the Anglophone problem and Anglophone struggle by secessionists groups who say they are fighting for liberation and independence.
The current state of affairs took sow when the government promised it needed time to look into the concerns raised by teachers and lawyers initially but sooner or later they diverted to federation and other groups secessionist who say they want liberation from the government.
The current call by activists who are spear heading the struggle has split the population of the north west in particular which one is tempted to call it a NORTH WEST PROBLEM.
In other words, most of the damaging effects weight more on the people of the North West though it all began as a North West and South West issue. Instead those of the south west have been more silent or better still hanging on the fence.
One of the controversies that have a lot of impact at this stage of the crisis is the burning down of state and private properties as a way to persuade government to grant their request which the President of the Republic has reiterated that constitutional demands will be looked into.
Fire has targeted the university of Bamenda, Government Bilingual Primary school Attuakom, the UBa Medical Laboratory and countless off-Licenses, security post have been reduced to aches all in the name of not respecting ghost towns by locals.
However suspects in connection to the burning of the Bamenda Food Market have been apprehended and are currently under investigations.
Others properties that have suffered the ghost towns burnings include Top Star Hotel, Bakeries, and other businesses that operated beneath the structure,this particular burning was controversial because it happened in the day unlike others which people where quick to attribute it to witchcraft.
However we could get mixed feelings from the scene while others saluted it others regretted the lost. At this point one would have thought that the leaders would call their people to order but silence on the burning by activist means they are fully aware and why not behind the burning.
The one million dollar question now is who pays for all the burning at the end.
In brief who is feeling the heat more, the government or locals?