Bamenda In Ghost Town Mode

Bamenda, Capital city of the Northwest region has been activated into a ghost town mode following a general observation of the third week of a sit down strike by teachers.  Today taxi drivers took their cars off the streets in a similar strike action and have been joined by some commercial bike riders (benskin) leaving the streets of Bamenda almost void of vehicles but for some few private cars and bikes

The Bamenda Main Market, Food Market, Ntarikon, Nkwen, Mile 8 and Up Station markets remained closed while street side shops, banks, officers and beer parlours in most parts of town are closed for business.

Some “benskin” riders have taken up strategic positions in some neighbourhoods forcing their colleagues still transporting passengers to drop them. There are rumours of skirmishes here and there but we have been unable to confirm any yet. Circulation in town is very difficult except you are using a private vehicles.

So far we have not seen any road blocks mounted or tyres been burn.  But the mood in town is total defiance to the regime that seems perplexed on what to do next. Bamenda Online have been informed by some CPDM party insiders that some CPDM party bigwigs in the Northwest and Southwest are trying to buy some youths to go out and march to denounce the teachers and lawyers and to show that there is no Anglophone problem in Cameroon. It would appear this plan has meet stiff resistance from some of these youths who also see their future at stake here.

 

Ntarikon Street Bamenda

Ntarikon Street Bamenda

Che Street Bamenda

Che Street Bamenda

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