An “okada” man was met with inhumane treatment and subsequently locked up on Wednesday 19 July 2017, for reading a Newspaper. This provoked a spontaneous reaction from the bike riders, who have so far been demonstrating agreeable solidarity in this Anglophone struggle.
The victim whose names were gotten as Atanga Durand, had gone to a newspaper stand just like any other person to get himself updated. After seeing a story on the Ambazonian Struggle, he felt excited and was trying to lay more emphasis to people around him, on the fact that there will be no school resumption if a referendum is not passed for the English speaking part of the country to decide on their fate.
He did not know that, Biya’s spy was around. He only knew it when he had been bundled up and taken to the police station, where he was tortured and locked up.
Other bike riders learned about what had happened and reacted immediately, blocking roads. They demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Durand, who according to them, committed no crime and did not deserve to be treated as such.