You can't win a struggle against a people in their own homeland who are fully committed to massive civil disobedience. It is an unwinnable misadventure.
It is like fighting a guerrilla warfare in a terrain you know nothing about and against a people you have no clue about their resilience and mindsets.
It is now evident that the genotype of the West Cameroonians is so unique and different from their brothers and sisters across the Mongo. These are two different peoples.
At this point, no one needs to inform anyone about ghost towns and boycotts.They have already made it a duty, a routine, and a habit. Even 11 February boycott is no information anymore.
But how long could this persist?
As long has Paul Biya has lost his legitimacy to rule the people of West Cameroon, do not be shocked if you start seeing the people forming their own quasi-government because the people are ill-adapted to a self-rule system of government. Already, it is a self-help system.
They believe in leadership and not anarchy - - the lack of a central governing authority sitting above a state.
This is a unique case study of state-building in political science, believe me. One thing I can fully promise you is that there are more surprises after 11 Feb.
Taking all arrested citizens to Yaounde alone tells you that the people over there do not trust our people and even their own system and institutions implanted in our state. Therefore, it is the time we started building a government on our own and implant our own self- rule system, analysts could argue.
With the spate of arrests going on, do not be shocked if major roads would be blocked with wood and stones to stop the transportation of arrested citizens to Yaounde. After all, air transportation is an impossibility and a risk to its users.
The people do not need Yaounde and Douala. Both capitals need them instead.