'If you come to Cameroon you will be killed' - Ambazonia fighters warn Okocha and Amokachi against Eto'o's invitation

‘If you come to Cameroon you will be killed’ – Ambazonia fighters warn Okocha and Amokachi against Eto’o’s invitation


Nigerian footballers invited by Cameroon Football Association president Samuel Eto’o to participate in a ceremonial tournament to be held in Victoria, Cameroon on Thursday, November 30, 2023, have been separated on the threat that they will be killed if they accept the invitation. religious groups have warned.

The warning was issued in an audio message sent to a Daily Post correspondent by one Comrade Kris Anon, who claims to be the head of the US-based Ambazonia Interim Government.

Mr. Eto’o invited international soccer stars, including from Nigeria, to the tournament to promote relations and the development of soccer in Cameroon.

The Restoration Warriors of the Ambazonia transitional government, which is campaigning for independence in southwestern Cameroon, has attacked former Super Eagles star players such as Nigeria’s former national soccer team captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha and Daniel Amokachi. He warned her not to accept Eto’s invitation.

They stressed that their safety could not be guaranteed if they ignored the warnings.

Anon said the tournament was a mockery of the people of Ambazonia.

The separatist group has ordered a total lockdown of the city of Victoria and all of Fargo County on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

The group warned residents to stay indoors, stressing that violating the order would result in death.

Part of the audio message read: “Ambazonia’s recovery fighters are taking control of the entire state and county of Victoria and are working hard to ensure the lockdown is enforced. Our resolve to protect the integrity of the Ambazonia independence struggle is at stake. We will not tolerate anyone who tries to ignore the lockdown.

“It is important to emphasize the seriousness of the situation and caution against actions that could be misinterpreted as aligning with any form of propaganda.

“Samuel Eto’o’s proposed football match is highly controversial. It is a misguided and insensitive initiative.

“The decision to include Nigerian international players is very worrying.

“The timing and location of the tournament raises suspicion.

“We appeal to Jay Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi and others who are promoting and preparing for their participation in the tournament, as their participation may unintentionally cause bloodshed. , we seriously and strongly warn you to reconsider your involvement.

“We cannot help but question Samuel Eto’o’s decision to hold this tournament in Victoria, Ambazonia Territory, a region scarred by more than seven years of war and where 30,000 Ambazonians lost their lives.

“This raises legitimate concerns that the situation could be exploited for purposes that are not in the interests of Victoria and Ambazonia as a whole.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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