Yesterday March 23 2017, the SDF chairman Ni John Fru Ndi arrived the Yaounde Military court from Bamenda for the hearing on the case of the consortium members and 25 other persons arrested and detained over the Anglophone crisis.
Ni john Fru Ndi describes the reasons for his presence as one that come to consolidate his take and integrity on the teachers/lawyers strike that started some 4 months ago.
The SDF chairman says “I have come to see the detainees; I have come to see those that were arrested; I have come to confirm that we are together because I gave my backing to the teachers and the lawyers”.
Many like Fru Ndi express the same opinions. “We are here to see what will happen to our consortium members and other detainees” says an activist of the struggle. “We want to see them released because they have not committed the crimes put against them” he adds.
Some Anglophone family members of detainees present at the military court say they cannot abandon their brothers.
“My brother was arrest in Bamenda and brought down here. That is why we are here again today. When you touch one of us; then you have touched all of us. We all stand as one big family in this to see to it he is released alongside other freedom fighters.” says an angry family member.
The multi-million dollar question remains: what awaits the detainees? Some say, what has a beginning must have an end and no matter the end result, one thing is sure; Better days are ahead.