There was wailing in Boyo Division of the North West Region on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday October 4, 2017, when the troops of La Republique du Cameroun, armed to the teeth raided the Divisional headquarters, Fundong arresting and torturing the denizens of the area.
The armed troops moved from house to house beating people, carting away properties and forcefully collecting money from the locals.
At least a dozen women were confirmed raped as the Divisional hospital now is teeming with victims of broken heads, arms, legs and other body fractures due to military brutality.
The police invasion of Fundong is coming a barely 48 hours after the Division was engulfed by fierce clashes between the forces of law and order and angry demonstrators on October 1.
During the scuffles, three civilians were shot by security officers and are presently battling between life and death, while the service car of the Senior Divisional Officer, SDO, for Boyo was set ablaze by the angry population.
During the October 1 strike, the forces of law and order became vulnerable to the population when they ran out of bullets and tear gas.
To defend themselves from the now incensed crowd, they resorted to a stone-throwing match with the mob.
It only took the timely intervention of a military helicopter that was hovering over the North West Region that rescued the vulnerable troops from the claws of the demonstrators.
It was after going through such ordeals that the troops went and reinforced and came back to pay the population in their own coin for the humiliation the suffered on October 1 and for setting the SDO’s car on fire. But the population has vowed to retaliate as they swore that they can no longer be intimidated in their own territory.