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The Saint Joseph College in Sasse, Buea will be shutting its doors amidst the growng insecurity, the Bishop of Buea Mgr Immanuel Bushu said on Sunday March.

Regular clashes between security forces and Ambazonia fighters in Buea has made learning difficult and put the life of the students at risk forcing authorities to shut down the school, the Bishop said.

However, at least 200 students will be transferred to Tiko where they will camp at Christ the King College and prepare for the General Certificate of Education(GCE Exams) that will equally be written there.

The decision to shut down the Saint Joseph’s College Sasse was taken after a series of meetings during the week following the alleged kidnap and release of the principal on Sunday February 24.

A final meeting was reportedly held with parents, school and Catholic authorities on Sunday during which it was finally decided to shut down the school.

This is the second school that is shut down in just over two weeks in the Anglophone regions after the Saint Augustine College in Kumbo was equally closed down by school authorities after the kidnap and release of over 150 students by gunmen.

Source: journalducameroun

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The much talked about Ambazonia lockdown went into full force today across some cities and villages in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon, sources have confirmed.

As usual, the day has been characterised by exchange of fire between security forces and Ambazonia fighters, local sources report.

In Tiko, at the entrance to the South West region of Cameroon, activities were very timid with very few bikes and taxis moving in the early hours of the morning but picked up steam as the day wore through.

Further at Mutengene, it was rather a mixed atmosphere with a timid pace of activities while a few gunshots were heard around the “quarter rubber” neighbourhood.

In Buea, the entrance of the town was swept in a complete lockdown from Mile 14 through to Molyko as shops remained closed as while the streets remained deserted. However, there was a lease of life further up town as shops were open around Bongo Square right up to Buea Town.

Driving out of Buea, precisely around Muea, there were exchange of fire between security forces and Ambazonia fighters in Liongo village as well as the Wokaka new layout, sources said.

Muyuka was equally on lockdown as gunshots were heard throughout the morning and equally resumed later in the day, our sources said.

Further in Kumba, sources say most parts of the city are locked down compounded by the fact that the town has been in total black out.

In Bamenda, the lockdown was effective in most parts of the city with gunshots heard around Ntaruru though no cit has been quiet for the rest of the day.

In Ndu, sources talk of a dead town following a military operation last night aborted by heavy rains that forced the soldiers to retreat.

In summary, the lockdown was respected in some parts of the North West and South West regions of Cameroon while others went ahead with business as usual.

Source:journalducameroun.com

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