The recent abduction of Ambazonia leaders in Nigeria has sparked a serious outcry across Cameroon, even in Francophone Cameroon. Even though the sincerity of Francophone Cameroonians in the outcry could be questioned, there's no doubt that Mr Biya and his men are pushing Southern Cameroonians to the wall. The arrest of President Sisiku and his men is arguably the most glaring indication that Mr Biya has no intentions to hold talks with leaders of the Anglophone struggle.
A young politician in Francophone Cameroon has asserted in very strong terms that Mr Biya and his men have simply set a trap for Southern Cameroonians by arresting their leaders. To Mr Cabral Libii, the abduction is a provocative move to push Southern Cameroonians to get radicalised. The presidential hopeful was speaking on Equinoxe TV at the weekend, reports have said. The abduction of these leaders would be the last tactical error any wise president would make in a struggle of this kind.
The struggle has moved beyond the influence of leaders. Apparently no single person can stop the train: The people are on the move. That's why the people are ready to appoint new leaders at anytime.