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    Amba Boys dig road at entrance to Bamenda, over 2,000 passengers traveling ejected from the buses and caused to postrate on the road under heavy rain. Read full story with pictures:

    Yesterday (September 8th) night, at about 9pm there was chaos at Mile 8 Akum, which lies at the entrance/exit of Bamenda.

    According to reports, over 300 armed men and women, believed to be of the Ambazonia Defense Force, blocked the highway.

    Buses that were embarking on the night journey from Bamenda to other regions got stopped at that spot.

    Their passengers were ejected from the buses and asked to lie belly down on the street, under the rain for over 4 hours.

    Some bus agencies involved were Moghamo and Amour Mezam.

    Over 2,000 passengers were on board these buses including children, who were spared from sleeping on the floor under the rain.

    All passengers were ejected from the buses and their ID Cards checked. According to reports, some ID Cards were destroyed. The phones of the passengers were collected so that nobody could make any call to the military or anybody that would obstruct the operation. The phones were returned after the operation which lasted over fours hours was over.

    Nobody was hurt in the process, except a Moghamo bus driver. When he reached the road block, he thought it was done by the military, so he expressed himself in French. This infuriated the Amba Boys who shot him on the spot.

    About 4 Amour Mezam buses were destroyed.

    During the time when the passengers were told to lie on the floor, the Amba soldiers were digging up the road with a Satom Caterpillar.

    They dug up across that stretch of the highway, so right now no vehicles can come in our go out of Bamenda through Akum which is the main highway for transportation from Bamenda to the other regions.

    They had earlier sent a message that public and inter urban transport within and from the two Anglophone Regions should not exist between the 16th of September to the 10th of October. This is surely in a bid to enforce that rule.

    According to reports, the operation ended at 12:50 am of the night breaking today; Sunday. They left after their operation was completed. They also set ablaze the caterpillar they used to do the road digging before leaving.

    Passengers were traumatized and gripped with fear, especially those who were present.

    The military came after and escorted passengers back into the town of Bamenda. Some other passengers remained at the bus park, and they said they laid on the floor all night for security as they kept hearing gun shots.

    See photos below:

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