Governor of NW region renews curfew, reduces hours

Press Release

Despite criticisms on the curfew in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, the Governor of the North West Region on Sunday sent out a press release, reducing curfew hours by one hour but then renewing it for another week.

Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique stated in a press release signed March 4, 2018 that the curfew will now begin from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for a period of one week, which is renewable.

According to the release the curfew has been renewed as a result of growing threats from the secessionist activists against the forces of law and order and the population of the Northwest region.

Some inhabitants of the Northwest region however have not been comfortable with the curfew, to some it is a means of extortion; security forces make some money as they patrol during curfew hours.

Below is one of such cases;

This week the chairman of the Social Democratic Front, John Fru Ndi’s house was torched and he blamed it to the curfew.

Last week the flagbearer of the SDF, Honorable Joshua Osih, condemned the curfew, in a communique, as he reacted to the ongoing violence in the Northwest and Southwest regions.

The Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, might end up having countless renewable curfews, until normalcy returns, according to the Governor’s press release. But then when will normalcy return? What does it take for normalcy to return to these regions?


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