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Cameroon / May 20 celebration: separatists announce “dead cities” from Sunday

AA / Peter Kum

Secessionist armed groups have decreed an operation called “dead cities”, in the English-speaking area of ​​Cameroon, starting this Sunday, May 15 and threatening reprisals to the inhabitants who will not stay at home, in order to prevent the celebration the 50th edition of the National Unity Day which will take place on May 20.

In a video posted on social networks on Sunday, the separatists announced that the main roads in the English-speaking area will be closed immediately.

“Shops will keep their shutters closed all day. Travel agencies will remain closed. Schools and markets closed too. Taxis should not work either, all will be parked all day from May 15,” they said, without specifying the expiration date of this ghost town operation.

Since the beginning of the crisis in the North-West and South-West of Cameroon in 2016, the separatists have imposed “dead cities” operations, especially during the National Unity Day.

On May 20, Cameroon will celebrate the 50th edition of the National Unity Day.

“It will be a moment of national communion, consolidation of unity, national integration and strengthening of the feeling of belonging to one and the same Nation”, announced the Ministry of Youth.

As usual, this major event is marked by the organization of numerous activities throughout the national territory which end with the military and civil parade presided over by the President of the Republic.

This 50th edition of the National Day is placed under the theme: “Defence and security forces at the service of the people, for the preservation of social peace and national cohesion, guarantee of the emergence of Cameroon”.

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