Many Gabonese continue to arrive in Cameroon, especially in the border town of Kyo-Osi (South) to escape the post-election violence seen in this country three days after the reelection of President Ali Bongo Ondimba contested by the opposition, APA learned Friday from corroborating sources.
This situation prompted the Cameroonian authorities to strengthen security measures not only to contain the many people fleeing Gabon, but also to supervise in order to avoid any overflow.
In the opinion of the inhabitants of Kyo-Osi, several contingents of the police and gendarmerie were sent to the border between Cameroon and Gabon to better ensure these arrivals.
“We have temporarily decided to leave Gabon, time to see how things develop. We fear that the crisis persists especially that ongoing violence has led to the destruction of property, worse there are already the first dead, “said a Gabonese citizen.
According to eyewitness accounts, it is true that the situation is more worrying in the capital Libreville and Port-Gentil, the economic capital, other parts of the country are not spared, including border cities in Cameroon known as the “bastion of the opposition.”
In addition to the Gabonese, more nationals from foreign countries have decided to leave this country for the moment. This is the case of Cameroon and West Africans, who are many in Gabon.
According to preliminary official results, Ali Bongo won 49.80% of the vote against 48.23% for his main opponent, Jean Ping, during the single round of presidential elections of August 27, 2016.