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Douala: Littoral Governor Wages War Against Armed Gangs And Drug Cartels

The Governor of the Littoral region has declared a ferocious war on armed gangs and drug cartels who have been terrorizing the population and robbing them of peace and properties.

Samuel Dieudone Ivaha Diboua who was chairing a security meeting in New bell Thursday March 16, on the aftermath of violent clashes in the area between rival gangs and youths, he observed that insecurity is growing in leaps and Bounds.  Contrary to claims that it was a war between Hausa and Bassa communities, the Regional chief shepherd noted with dismay that armed robbers have taken the Douala 2 area hostage installing fear on the people and depriving them of their money, phones and other valuables. Extending their enterprise to nearby neighborhoods of Bali and bonapriso.

Quarter heads and traditional rulers of the municipality revealed that it has become a daily occurrence the latest being the rampage by armed gangs over the killing of one of theirs in Ngange and babylon for allegedly stealing a bike.

Reacting to the state of affairs, the littoral Governor strongly condemned the spate of attacks on the population promising tough times for them. "I have not come here to joke. It is unlawful for children to take the city hostage disturbing public peace. Tell those gangs because I know you then that they won't have peace. I descend on them till the very last man is wiped out" the visibly angry administrator exploded.

Governor Diboua also announced impromptu patrols on drug cartels who are growing in leaps and bounds. He has cautioned local authorities to ensure that the population go for their national identity cards to avoid any embarrassment with security officials. And has prescribed the creation of vigilante groups to limit the rate of jungle justice.

The state counsel of the region  on his part advised the population to avoid jungle justice and transfer all suspected individuals to the forces of law and order.

Douala, Cameroon's economic melting pot has a population of over 2 million inhabitants with most of them living below poverty line . The high crime wave has been attributed to massive unemployment of youths who are forced to indulge in deviant activities. It is even alleged that some of these gangs operate with the complicity of senior police and Gendarmerie:

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