CAN 2021: American newspaper ‘The Times’ evokes risk of bomb attacks

CAN 2021: American newspaper ‘The Times’ evokes risk of bomb attacks

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December 14, 2021 0

CAN 2021: American newspaper ‘The Times’ evokes risk of bomb attacks

CAN 2021 starts on January 9, 2022

• Cameroon is shaken by several security crises

• Bombs may explode at the stadium

The famous American newspaper “The Times” in an article published on its website, announces an imminent risk of a bomb attack during the next African Cup of Nations (CAN 2021) which starts on January 09, 2022 in Cameroon. The article titled “Civil war and cholera should prevent Cameroon from hosting the African Cup of Nations” describes Cameroon as a dangerous country that does not deserve the organization of a high level event like the Cup. African Nations. “Forget about your dream squad and how Liverpool can get by without Salah – there is a real risk of stadium bombings,” journalist Alyson Rudd said in her article.

His fear is shared by other major international media. The American newspaper VOA also indicated that the cholera pandemic declared in Cameroon could also affect the good organization of the Africa Cup of Nations. Officially, more than 10 people have lost their lives as a result of this disease.

“The cholera epidemic comes as Cameroon prepares to host the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, from January 9. Yaoundé, which will host teams from eight African nations at this continental football event, has reported at least 100 cases of cholera. At a press conference on Tuesday, the mayor of Yaoundé, Luc Messi Atangana, said he was cleaning up the city and improving the supply of drinking water to prevent the spread of cholera, ”VOA said.

Malian delegation informed

Platforms of Ambazonian armed groups have been relaying threats against nationals of foreign countries who intend to participate in CAN 2021 from January 9 to February 6, 2021 in Cameroon. They also warn the teams not to stay in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.

“As the start of the Africa Cup of Nations approaches, Ambazonians is sending a warning message to all African countries that will play in southern Cameroon not to set foot in Ambazonia because there will be serious attacks against them ”, indicates the note which particularly targets the Malian delegation as shown in the visual.

The armed separatist groups that are rife in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon intend to take advantage of the organization of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon to demand the release of their members. In a video dated December 08, 2021, a commander of Ambazonia Defense Force (ADF) demands the release of the president of the self-proclaimed Republic of Ambazonia, Dr Ayuk Tabe in detention at Kondengui central prison since 2018 as well as all other detainees in Cameroonian prisons.

CAN 2021: American newspaper 'The Times' evokes risk of bomb attacks
CAN 2021: American newspaper ‘The Times’ evokes risk of bomb attacks

At a time when Cameroon must reassure the thousands of visitors who are preparing to participate in the CAN Total 2021 which starts on January 09, 2021, these threats from the ADF are bringing security up to date in the turn of the organization of the biggest football mass on the African continent.

Indeed, the separatist armed groups whose actions were until now limited to the North-West and South-West regions and sometimes to the West, announce that they have already positioned their members in the main cities of the country which are Douala. and Yaoundé. Specialized in the installation of improvised explosive objects, these separatist armed groups constitute a real threat for the next CAN 2021.

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