By Andrew Nsoseka
Southern Cameroons activists have embarked on protests in front of Nigerian High Commissions in countries around the world.
The protests are coming as a reaction to the arrest of the interim President of “The Federal Republic of Ambazonia”Sisiku Julius AyukTabe, alongside some 11 members of his cabinet as they held a meeting in Abuja-Nigeria.
The protests have been staged in front of Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, the Nigerian High Commission in the USA and the Nigerian High Commission in the UK, among others.
At the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, the protesters, clad in Southern Cameroons’ T-shirts and other emblems, staged a demonstration chanting their anthem, protest songs and calling for the release of the arrested men and women who are believed to be in the custody of Nigerian authorities, pending a speculated repatriation to Cameroon.
At the Nigerian High Commission in the USA, the protesters waved protest cards, sang their anthem and also said a prayer for their arrested comrades and the Ambazonian community. They also prayed for understanding to reign between the Nigerian community and the Southern Cameroons activists and their struggle.
The same scenario also took place in the United Kingdom where protesters marched to the Nigerian High Commission with placards demanding the release of the arrested Ambazonian leaders.
Among the messages carried by protesters was a plea for Nigerian authorities to respect the provisions of the UN convention on refugees, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, among others.