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Cameroon – Bamenda: North West Governor Warns Police Against Malpractices At Check Points

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Written by Deckson N.

The governor of the North West region, Adolphe LELE L’Afrique, has told Police officers that sanctions await those who will go out of the norms put in place as they maintain security in town during this period

In a surprised visit to various entry check points into Bamenda, LELE L’Afrique told the men in uniform to be polite when checking identity cards and vehicles and avoid certain malpractices that will fetch them sanctions.

Among other areas, he visited the check point at Up Station flanked by his close collaborators, Military, Gendarmerie and Police heads.

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There have been several reports of police harassment, bribe taking in some check points which at certain moments leads to tension between travelers and the men in uniform.

His visit comes a few days after he ordered the closure of all entry points from Nkambe and Kumbo and thorough check on vehicles entering Bamenda from Up Station. The measures were aimed at preventing youths from these two divisions from entering into Bamenda town and subsequently disrupt teachers’ meeting with ad hoc committee created by Prime Minister to look into problems raised by Anglophone teachers.

His visit is also on the heels of reports of police brutality to peaceful demonstrators in Bamenda.

Bamenda has remained militarized since the strike action which began on November 21, 2016.

Via CIN

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