According to our colleagues from the Nigerian news site PREMIUM TIMES, the secessionist leader of Cameroon SISIKU AYUK TABE was arrested last Friday with six other people by the Nigerian State Security Service. He is currently in the hands of the Abuja authorities.
Nigerian authorities have arrested leaders of a group leading a separatist movement in neighbouring Cameroon.
At least seven leaders of the Movement for the Independence of Southern Cameroonians have been arrested by the State Security Service on Friday in Abuja, several sources told PREMIUM TIMES.
The group leads a movement for an independent Ambazonia State, which seeks to break away from the domination of the French-speaking Cameroon.
Most leaders of the movement in Nigeria, President Paul Biya.
The seven people arrested include the leader of the group, Sisiku Tabe.
Others are Nfor Ngala Nfor, Fidelis Che, Henry Kimeng, Cornielius Kwanga, a professor identified as Awasum and a lawyer, Nalowa Bih.
They were arrested at Nera Hotel in Abuja.
“They were picked up yesterday by the SSS. They (SSS) came with guns and ammunitions to the hotel when they took them away. They arrived for a meeting of the high command of the leadership of the Ambazonia republic at the hotel, “our source said.
Cameroon has witnessed months of unrest for the independent state, resulting in clashes between protesters and the police.