Protesters in Cameroon hit the streets, call Shekau a coward

by Kolapo Olapoju

Thousands of people took to the streets of Cameroon’s capital on Saturday, February 28, to protest against and denounce Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram and its leader, Abubakar Shekau.

The menace of Boko Haram began in Nigeria but has since slipped into Chad, Niger and parts of Cameroon.

The event organiser, Guibal Gatama said: “It was very important for Cameroonians to come out as a sign of solidarity for the 150,000 internally displaced people, for the 200,000 Nigerian refugees and the 170 schools that have been closed. I am optimistic that the military will be galvanised and I am sure Boko Haram has got the message that the people are united against them.”

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The country’s Labour Minister Gregoire Owona charged at marchers in Yaounde, saying: “This march symbolises Cameroon’s unity against Boko Haram, before adding: ‘Shekau’.

The crowd which numbered 10,000-15,000 chanted back at him: “You are dead, you are a coward.”

The march which was reportedly peaceful, saw protestors waving the flags of Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria.

A marcher Philomene Ekombo, said: “It was important to be here for me, for my brothers who are on the front, for my country”.

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  1. If all African can be united like this, infact this so call Boko Haram could have be forgone since. But the case is this, Is Nigeria government ready to tackle this? Assuming the so called Labour Union and all Nigeria union become united like Cameron and come out in thousands challenge our Federal government since all this while this call Boko Haram suppose to be old story in Nigeria, but corruption is not allow them. May thy good Lord safe Nigeria, Bravo to Cameron and Bravo to all Nigeria Army n Nigeria Police on field generally in North East of Nigeria.

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